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post #11 of 29 Old 09-12-2013, 01:19 PM
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Oh, alrighty. Should I try to pull up some of the tabs then?
What brand are they?

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I don't know who you have the Anubias or Java fern "planted" but they usually do best if you tie them to rocks or driftwood. If you have them planted in the substrate just makes sure you don't bury the rhizome or it may rot and then the plant will die.
Because that's what the packaging said to do :-/ I have gotten all my plants from Petsmart. I don't have any other kind of pet shop around here to go to. So when we initially got our tank that's all I had to go on, until I found this forum. I'm trying to learn, but I guess I'm making an awful lot of mistakes.

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Seachem Flourish

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Because that's what the packaging said to do :-/ I have gotten all my plants from Petsmart. I don't have any other kind of pet shop around here to go to. So when we initially got our tank that's all I had to go on, until I found this forum. I'm trying to learn, but I guess I'm making an awful lot of mistakes.
That who in my post was suppose to be how...

Sorry!!

We all make mistakes, lord hows I have in this hobby!
The fact that you are here trying to figure out the right way and are taking the advice to heart shows how much you want to learn and care about the fish to do so.

If the Java fern and Anubias are planted that way just simply pull them up a lil till you see the rhizome. That's the base where the roots come out the bottom side and the leaves come out the top. As long as the rhizome is sitting on the substrate and buried it will be fine. I have some of mine that way.

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That who in my post was suppose to be how...

Sorry!!

We all make mistakes, lord hows I have in this hobby!
The fact that you are here trying to figure out the right way and are taking the advice to heart shows how much you want to learn and care about the fish to do so.

If the Java fern and Anubias are planted that way just simply pull them up a lil till you see the rhizome. That's the base where the roots come out the bottom side and the leaves come out the top. As long as the rhizome is sitting on the substrate and buried it will be fine. I have some of mine that way.
Thank you

I'll check them all and make sure they aren't really buried.
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Some ppl may say differently here but those are the brand I have always have used. I have pulled them out of the substrate before with no issues. With the plants you listed a tab around the base of the swords is all you need really

The plants that are heavy root feeds such as swords, crypts, Vals they need root tabs. Stems like your wisteria don't. But both benefit from liquid like the comprehensive.

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I use my phone to type on this forum and it does some crazy auto corrects and leaves words out.

The rhizome needs to be sitting on the substrate and not buried. Sorry!

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Some ppl may say differently here but those are the brand I have always have used. I have pulled them out of the substrate before with no issues. With the plants you listed a tab around the base of the swords is all you need really

The plants that are heavy root feeds such as swords, crypts, Vals they need root tabs. Stems like your wisteria don't. But both benefit from liquid like the comprehensive.
Ok, I pulled out all but one by each plant. I placed the rest on a paper towel, and if they dry out ok I'll save them for when I get more plants (hopefully soon!). Then I'll double check if they even need them

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I use my phone to type on this forum and it does some crazy auto corrects and leaves words out.

The rhizome needs to be sitting on the substrate and not buried. Sorry!
That's ok! I was able to figure it out. I think I have them all out. The anubius plants both have them out, but I never really did see any on the java fern. I've been nervous about that one since I first got it actually, because the roots are just a big hard ball. I pulled it up as much as I could though without it being able to float away.

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Ok, I pulled out all but one by each plant. I placed the rest on a paper towel, and if they dry out ok I'll save them for when I get more plants (hopefully soon!). Then I'll double check if they even need them
I have let the ones I have pulled out before dry out and then used them. They seemed fine.

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