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My first planted tank

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Showcase' started by Mahantesh, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    I noticed from your photos that your stem plants seem to have their stems all planted in the same spot. It is possible they could rot/melting due to the crowding. I wouldn't plant more than 3-5 stems in the same spot, depending on the plant, leaf size, stem size, etc.
     

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  2. Mahantesh

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    I recently bought tweezers on ebay for 2.79$ It long enough to plant in densely planted tank like mine.
    - http://www.ebay.in/itm/181086019582?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

    If you are ok with length of tweezers, enjoy!! :)

    Regards,
    Mahantesh
     
  3. Mahantesh

    Mahantesh New Member

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    Thanks for your reply, Shawn.

    Ok, I think I understand your point.. I'm actually thinking of giving some of the plants to my friends..
     
  4. Mahantesh

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    Shawn, you were right.. I removed some plants this weekend and could see the rotted roots :(
    So I gave back couple of plants in local shop..
     
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    :)
    Actually I tried to use my tweezer, but short size of it didn't help me much for planting in my crowded tank..
     
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    Maybe i was not clear in my previous post, when I said I tried to use my tweezer, I meant that even I had the one like you had bought but the one's from ebay is quite long which helps me plant easily in my crowded tank..
     
  9. ShadowMac

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    A good pair of tweezers is very helpful. After using some that were not the greatest I finally sprung for some ADA ones and am very glad I did, they work great for planting delicate stems and small plants.
     
  10. Mahantesh

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    I agree with you, Shawn..
    But till now I didn't face any issues my tweezers.. But as you said with delicate stems, i have never tried.. so cant comment on it..
    Anyways thanks for sharing your experience :)
     
  11. Mahantesh

    Mahantesh New Member

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    Mods, can you please close this thread?

    I might not be able to do what Keith suggested me anytime soon. I'll be out of the city for a while.

    Anyways, thanks to everyone here. Great works posted here motivates me a lot. Also people here are kind and patient enough to reply posts & guide step by step.

    I'll definitely get back here once things settle down in my life. However I'll keep checking other posts here intermittently.

    Regards,
    Mahantesh
     
  12. greenfinger 2

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    Hi Mahantesh, Sorry to hear that :( Hope All go's well ;) See you back soon :D Regards Roy
     
  13. Mahantesh

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    Thanks Roy :)
     
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