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Old 11-16-2012, 08:28 AM   #1
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How to plant

I've just bought some plants and was wondering how to plant them. Do I put their roots in my crush coral or tie them to rocks?
I've got anubias and I know does I don't bury the roots
But. What about
Corkscrew vallisneria
Amazon sword
Sword plant
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The Anubias you can tie or glue to a rock or something. You do not want to bury the rhizome. The other three you treat as a regular plant, bury the roots in the substrate.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:57 PM   #3
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I've just bought some plants and was wondering how to plant them. Do I put their roots in my crush coral or tie them to rocks?
I've got anubias and I know does I don't bury the roots
But. What about
Corkscrew vallisneria
Amazon sword
Sword plant
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I don't like how some of those swords are planted in darker/shaded as of the tank.
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I've just bought some plants and was wondering how to plant them. Do I put their roots in my crush coral or tie them to rocks?
I've got anubias and I know does I don't bury the roots
But. What about
Corkscrew vallisneria
Amazon sword
Sword plant
I also have
Windelov fern
Crinum natans
Java fern

I have 2 39W flora sun for my t5ho
And 1 25 W tropic sun t8
1-25 W ultra sun T8

Should I be lighting both my t5 and t8 and if so how many hours for each?
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That is a ton of light. How deep is this tank?

You might want to run:
T8s on
2-3 hours
T8s off
T5s on
4 hours
T5s off
T8s on
2-3 hours
All off

Tweak as needed if you start getting too much, or undesirable, algae or not enough growth.
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That is a ton of light. How deep is this tank?

You might want to run:
T8s on
2-3 hours
T8s off
T5s on
4 hours
T5s off
T8s on
2-3 hours
All off

Tweak as needed if you start getting too much, or undesirable, algae or not enough growth.
Thanks I will do that. Can I also turn both one at same time?
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If you like but that's going to be really high light. Keep an eye on things.
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Thanks I will do that. Can I also turn both one at same time?
Of i wanted to remove my t8 would that still be ok?
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That is a ton of light. How deep is this tank?

You might want to run:
T8s on
2-3 hours
T8s off
T5s on
4 hours
T5s off
T8s on
2-3 hours
All off

Tweak as needed if you start getting too much, or undesirable, algae or not enough growth.
And if I wanted to take off my t8 all together would it still work? And how long a day with t5. Or it won't work cause they are both the same light in t5 HO
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