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post #1 of 6 Old 04-13-2019, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
Uprooting plants in sand

Any good diyto keep plants from being uprooted in sand? My stem plants haven't enough roots to keep underground. I don't want to put metals in the tank.
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-13-2019, 09:17 AM
In the past I've used plastic guttering mesh to secure both plants & floating driftwood.

Juz cut off enough mesh, push the plants thru & secure with thread then bury the mesh beneath the substrate
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-14-2019, 10:11 AM
I was looking at an aquarium supply site & saw a product by Seachem called Flourish Glue.

Don't know how long the product's been on the market but apart from gluing plants to rocks & driftwood, it also claims you can glue the roots to clumps of gravel &/or sand to keep plants from getting uprooted.
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-15-2019, 01:04 AM
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A rubber band and a large rock work til the roots get established...and it looks kinda cool.

any port in a storm

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post #5 of 6 Old 04-18-2019, 08:20 PM
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I take a small piece of scrap filter foam , cut a hole in the middle , put straw through the hole , put the stem and roots in the straw , pull straw out of foam , bury foam and plant in sand . See pic for better idea . Most time I can get the stems to stay without any help...lol
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-20-2019, 05:09 PM
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that's cool too. That's why I love this site....I learn all kinds of cool things!!
Thanks for sharing
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