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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. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Re: cant get plant to stay down

    Just shove the stem under the rocks so it says. If you cannot do that, gently tie it to a small rock or ornament. They can also grow just floating in the tank.
     
  2. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    Re: cant get plant to stay down

    i did that and it came up. it was stuck since i got it. it came up the other day.
     
  3. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Re: cant get plant to stay down

    Something probably knocked it lose. Just sick it back in.
     
  4. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    Re: cant get plant to stay down

    ok. i will do it.i need to put it towards the back anyways
     
  5. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    Re: cant get plant to stay down

    They sell stem plants with the non-lead weights. I save ALL of mine and cut them to fit what I need later. They work great! Ask your LFS if they have any to spare, they may. Cut about a 1/2" per stem, just enough to keep it down and wrap around the stem.
     
  6. dig317537

    dig317537 New Member

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    Re: cant get plant to stay down

    what is your gravel depth, and do you have a lot of snails? somestimes the snails movement in the substrate can cause the plants to uproot. of course the fish that pick at algae that might be on the plant could disturb it too
     
  7. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    Re: cant get plant to stay down

    get yourself a small terra cotta pot and shove some gravel in it and stick it in there if your substrate depth isn't deep enough, go with Anthony's suggestion and gently tie it with fishing string to something of descent weight, Buy plant weights at your lfs, get yourself some of those black plastic planters & growing medium and put them in there (google mikeswetpets for online ordering--it's under OTHER)