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Old 11-27-2005, 03:10 PM   #1
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Help me plant my plants.

I purchased some vallis and Am trying to plant it in my tank however it just keeps on floting back up to the top. Can you bunch plants together with led weights and then plant them in the substrate?
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Old 11-27-2005, 04:17 PM   #2
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how deep is your substrate? and what kind of vals are they? i would push them as deep as you can and just keep replanting them until they take root.
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Old 11-27-2005, 06:43 PM   #3
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What kind of substrate? Some are too light to effectively hold down many plants (S.A.P.S. tends to have this problem). Depth is very key also. 3 inches is the common depth for substrate.
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depth is good. i have about 6 inches of sand in my newest planted tank and havent had a problem with anything staying down once i put it in, even with out using any anchors or any kind.
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Old 11-27-2005, 09:04 PM   #5
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6 inches is too deep. That can promote hydrogen sulfate pockets which are very toxic to fish.
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man with the fish and snails in my tanks, i dont worry about that. not only does the dojo love to burrow through the sand, making it very interesting to find him some days, i love to have the snails in there. I walk in some nights to find hundreds of them crawling through the tank, so i knwo they are staying in the sand. plus with as many plants as i have in the tank, i have enough root growth and pull that i dont worry about it too much. as long as the snails stay out of sight during the day, i figure the sand is ok. once they start showing up in numbers during the day then i will worry.
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A debate of methodology is great...though it is a form of disrepect to the OP. You can always begin a thread to discuss this matter further.

Let's keep this on topic to assist the OP.
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Sorry to go offtopic on it. wasnt trying to.
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