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Old 10-21-2004, 08:43 PM   #1
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Planting Calerpa?

I got some Calerpa in for my refuge today. I am total ignorant when it comes to macros. Do I need to "plant it" into the sand somehow? Do I need to rubberband it to the top of a rock? What is the proper way to get this stuff to get a hold of something so that it doesn't float around?

I was trying to hurry up this afternoon when I got it in since I had to be somewhere, so I took a rock and actually placed it over part of the calerpa clump to hold it in one place. Now that I think about it, this may not have been a good idea since calerpa is one large cell, so if part of it dies under the rock, more of the plant could also die as well.
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most caulerpa send out runners and each little sprout has roots. I "planted" mine
when I first got it and put rocks near it so it could start attaching. This worked well for me.
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Just toss it in and it will be fine or you can have a rock on a part of it to keep it down. No need to bury in sand it will take care of itself.
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Alright, I removed it from under the rock and set it over the rocks and sand. Hopefully it will catch on to this. I just didn't want it to float over to the drain and clog it up.

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if it is loose, it will float around and clog powerheads and intakes etc...on my smaller tanks that have hob filtration, that was a problem until I "planted" it.
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