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BiGBlak
08-11-2010, 03:23 AM
Whats the best way to do it ? and what would help it out ?

Aeonflame
08-11-2010, 02:09 PM
Firstly, make sure your sand is deep enough to give the plants space to root without being so deep as to cause dead pockets. Trim the roots a bit as this will encourage growth and the plant will settle in faster. For plants that are heavy root feeders, (like swords) a good idea would be to use plant tabs, since sand contains no nutrients. Just bury a few around the base of the plant. I have also used pottery clay balls with potash and magnesium sulphate mixed in as diy tabs, and this also works well if you remember not to disturb them too much. If you want a heavily planted tank, I would advise using a layer of nutrient rich substrate under the sand. This will make things a lot easier for you.

Good luck

Lady Hobbs
08-11-2010, 03:26 PM
Moved to "Plants".

sebastien
08-11-2010, 03:30 PM
trim the roots like aeon said..then plant them..and pull them up til the top of roots are exposed? somethin like that, lol!