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how do you get plants to stay at the bottom?

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by Leslie, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    how do you get plants to stay at the bottom?
    Okay i was woundering how you get plants to stay at the bottom. somewhere it said that you could buy some mess stuff but i was woundering is there was any other way to make it stay at the bottom or on another object.
     
  2. Anthony

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    What type of plants ? Moss type or rooted ?
     
  3. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    how do you get plants to stay at the bottom?
    well I guess mossy types. basicly any type that you cant kinda cover with gravel.
     
  4. YellowCichlid

    YellowCichlid New Member

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    I took my java moss and just tucked several pieces of it into the gravel. After it starts to grow some it attaches to the gravel and doesn't move
     
  5. Anthony

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    That's what I do too. I just take my finger and push a small piece of it in the substrate at a few spots.
     
  6. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    well what about plants with like little peices of root.
     
  7. Anthony

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    I just stick them in the substrate. They will grow roots pretty quickly. It's okay for some of the stem to be slighting covered while it grows more roots.
     
  8. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    ok. the last time i had plants, i had a plant that if i put in the gravel that peice would die and float back to the top so i just left it then the whole top half of my tank was covered about 3 inches thick with this plant. gave some to my cusin and tossed the rest. drove me crazy.
     
  9. Anthony

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    Do you remember what it was called ?
     
  10. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    i have no idea. it has been a really long time since i did any fish stuff. i got it from the local fish store ( thye went outta buisness). i miss that store. they helped alot. i just didnt know of any other things i could use, like fabricsome one metioned using a rock and string.
     
  11. Anthony

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    They do make plant weights. I think they're made out of lead though.
     
  12. YellowCichlid

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    I avoid those things becase of that
     
  13. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    well i will just wait and see if stuffing a little in the gravel will work.
     
  14. Anthony

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    Hopefully that'll work.
     
  15. MOD_Dawn

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    Fishing string if you want to tie it to something such as wanting a java fern to grow from a piece of driftwood. If your talking in substrate just tuck it into the substrate or plant it in a really small terra cotta pot and fill the pot with your substrate or some laterite, Actually you can even use those metal plant twists that most lfs use to bundle their loose plants.
     
  16. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    How to Keep Your Plants in Place (Questions & Advice)

    cant get plant to stay down

    I have, what i think it is, elodea and i cant seem to get it to stay down in the greval. it comes undone. any ideas to make it stay down?
     
  17. Anthony

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    Re: cant get plant to stay down

    Elodea should have roots... How much of it are you putting into the gravel, how much gravel is in the tank ?
     
  18. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    Re: cant get plant to stay down

    it doesnt have roots.
     
  19. Anthony

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    Re: cant get plant to stay down

    Does it look like this ?
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  20. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    Re: cant get plant to stay down

    here is a picture of it
    plant.jpg