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Aquarium Planting Methods

Sword plants, Vals and Glosso should be planted in the gravel with the roots covered up to the base of the bottom leaves. Plants with stems or “bunch plants” should be free of any lead weights or rubber bands. Clean off some of the leaves at the cut-end of each stem and plant them 2” apart. Use plastic tiers to attach ferns like Java Ferns and African Bolbitis to driftwood, and monofilament fishing line to hold mosses like Java Moss around the rock. In general, only the hair-like roots should be covered. The crown of Anubias, the thick rhizome of Java Fern and the creeping stem of Whorled Umbrella Plant should all be left above. Use small rocks or pebbles to hold the plants in place until the roots are ready. Next...

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