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Thread: dang plants!

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    Thats it,I give up on plant!,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Well the stinking HC and micro sword at any rate.The hC wouldn't root and everyday Id find more of it floating,the micro sword grew well and spread great but it looked crappy.It was always covered in algae!The only thing in my tank that algae grew on very well was micro sword.It frustrates me so, because it is a cool looking plant when it flourishes.I also had some plants in there that have never really been seen in my pics,Bleheri sword,3 of them all 5 years old.They were in the back and were stunted by being in cramped quarters behind the log.I have moved them to the front where they can explode once more.When they were at there best they had leaves 8" by 3" with stems like my punky.I guess this makes the Th incarnate for my tank.Ill get pics when the silt settles.

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    Tieing the plants in position with fishline works wonders...
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    sorry to hear about that. I just did some transplanting of my java fern onto my bogwood and it doesnt look so bad will be posting up a thread picture here very soon
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    My microsword didn't do anything in my old tank but i've finally got some decent growth started on all the clumps now and know in a few months i'll look great.

    It does grow slow so algae does get on it. It's only slightly starting on it now.

    What plant is the HC?

    If you liked the microsword you could try hair grass or i always liked the chain sword as it's done well in my old tank....covered with algae in my new one but what isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUNISHER VETTE
    My microsword didn't do anything in my old tank but i've finally got some decent growth started on all the clumps now and know in a few months i'll look great.

    It does grow slow so algae does get on it. It's only slightly starting on it now.

    What plant is the HC?

    If you liked the microsword you could try hair grass or i always liked the chain sword as it's done well in my old tank....covered with algae in my new one but what isn't.
    HC is sometimes called dwarf baby tears,or cuba.It is a very tiny leaved plant that is used for ground cover,beautiful if you can get it to stay planted.That crap thing is that it was growing very nicely,its roots are only a half inch long and it would not stay in my gravel.Fishalicious has some pics with it her gallery.For Rue:fishing line wouldnt work with hc but fishalicious sows hers to a mesh and weights it.I dont have the patience for that!

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    I planted mine in one big gob and piled up rocks around it so the fish would leave it alone until it could take off. I have no patience for planting one piece at a time. :)

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    I just did a water change and scrubbed the walls and some of my microsword came up... i have to say it IS impossible to get those tiny grass blades back to the way they were. I just have to clump it together and hope it can escape and start growing again.

    So instead of a nice looking cover of grass i'll have some clumps here and there when it uproots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUNISHER VETTE
    I just did a water change and scrubbed the walls and some of my microsword came up... i have to say it IS impossible to get those tiny grass blades back to the way they were. I just have to clump it together and hope it can escape and start growing again.

    So instead of a nice looking cover of grass i'll have some clumps here and there when it uproots.
    mine grew like wildfire,it shot runners out all over,it would emerge ,get about 2"tall then tturn black!This happened when I first started my planted tank,I though I didnt have enough light or needed more co2,could be the co2 thing I suppose.I yanked it all and put my bleheri swords in its place.

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    First thing I thought of was the CO2 issues as well. Sounds like things are slightly out of balance if you are getting algae, generally that's from insufficent dissolved CO2 or too many nutrients. It is odd though that it is only growing on your microsword.

    EDIT: The one thing that I have found with the small ground cover plants is that they seem to like a nice fine substrate like a sand or an Eco Complete, they seem to root better and hold down better. I've tried it in a coarser material and they just wouldn't stay down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILuvMyGoldBarb
    First thing I thought of was the CO2 issues as well. Sounds like things are slightly out of balance if you are getting algae, generally that's from insufficient dissolved CO2 or too many nutrients. It is odd though that it is only growing on your micro sword.
    it is the same type algae that gets on my glass ,it isn't much,but I don't think my clean up crew can get a good enough grip to clean the little blades of the micro sword.I'm sure as well that I don't have enough dissolved co2 I use excel only.Someday Ill blow the moths from the wallet and be like the big boys and buy me a co2 set up.

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