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  1. Default Didn't remove foam on plant


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    I bought a plant in early October and it is doing great.

    I did not remove the foam and band from it before I planted it and I am wondering if I should take that off and separate the individual plants?

    If I do, can I spread them out as a wall across the back of my small tank?

    Unfortunately I don't know what kind of plant it is.

    Thanks
    I think I want a bigger tank!!

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    Probably, But pictures will be really helpful here and will likely get you an ID as well.
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    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

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    I'll have to try for a pic tomorrow

    Cheers
    I think I want a bigger tank!!

  4. #4

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    I just want to say that I bought two potted Anubias for my 65-gallon, and while I removed the rubber bands, I didn't remove the foam. The pots have slits in them all the way around, so the roots have plenty of space to spread out, and there's no way they can become potbound. These Anubias have already opened up new leaves, so it apparently doesn't harm them to leave the foam in, and it helps hold the plants in place after burying the pots (NOT the rhizomes).

    Judging for my experience, I don't think it would matter your leaving the foam on, as long as you feed the roots or use a liquid fert, or both.

    -- mermaidwannabe
    20 gal. high: planted; 8 white cloud minnows, 10 RCS, 2 blue shrimp, several snails; AC50, Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 7 rosy barbs, 6 glofish,, 2 zebra danios, 6 rosy red (fathead) minnows, 3 dojo loaches, several snails; AC110 x 2.

  5. #5

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    That material is only put on the plants to keep the roots damp for shipping. It should be removed so the plant roots can grow out and expand.

  6. Default


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    Thanks mermaidwannabe, and LAdy Hobbs!

    Since the plant has grown quite a bit since I planted it I am in a quandry wether to move it or not, and wether or not to take the foam off.

    I will ponder and go from there.

    When I get a chance I will take a pic and see if you can help me identify it.

    Cheers
    I think I want a bigger tank!!

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