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    LOLOLOL I know you're supposed to trim the bottoms of swords before planting but come on.........these are like sticking a toothpick in the substrate and hoping to keep them there. I mean, I need something to plant.

    I'm thing of taking a circle cut out of a platic milk carton, cutting a hole in it for this "stem" and trying to plant that way. Better ideas would sure be welcome. Maybe planting in a pot?
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    Did you not get them with some lead weights keeping them together? If so I would just plant with them wrapped around until the roots grow... or you can cut off the round bottom (base) of a water bottle and cut a small hole in the center and gently pull the plant through leaving the root end at the bottom and plant it that way ..when the roots establish you can either leave it or cut the plastic away
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    thats what all my plants look like when I get them, lol :(

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    Only if the people who work there trim them before hand, we let the roots stay when we plant them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamAnthrax
    Only if the people who work there trim them before hand, we let the roots stay when we plant them.
    i was talking about the ones that come in the plastic in the "root gel"

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    I've used normal old grocery store twist ties to hold plants down.

    You twist them partially around the base of the plant, but not all the way. You can leave the two ends of the twist tie sticking out about an inch from the plant. You now have a metal weigt and two little hooks to keep the plant down. Repeat as nessesary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFish
    I've used normal old grocery store twist ties to hold plants down.

    You twist them partially around the base of the plant, but not all the way. You can leave the two ends of the twist tie sticking out about an inch from the plant. You now have a metal weigt and two little hooks to keep the plant down. Repeat as nessesary.

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    Yeah, some twist ties and a couple nuts from the hardware store for weight are usually good for keeping stuff down.

    Just be careful with the twist ties. They can rust if they are under the water too long depending on the type you use. I actually have a rust spot the glass in one of my tanks that I can't get off from one of the ties that rusted while resting against the side of the tank.
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