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Adding Substrate On Top Of Plants

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by rs18alpha, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. rs18alpha

    rs18alpha Subscriber

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    I have plants that are in the back of my tank. I'd like to add more substrate to the back to make it higher.
    Do I need to pull the plants out? Or is it ok to put the new substrate in the tank and cover the bottom 1/3 or so of the plants??
     
  2. ctyank

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    Well... i guess it depends on the plants... what do you have back there? And how many inches of substrate (and type of substrate are we talking?
     
  3. rs18alpha

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    I have Rotala H'ra and I wanted to add about 3" of old Fluval Stratum
     
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    Why not add the substrate first and then pull the stem up to desired level ????
     
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    Yep. Rotala rotundfolia and its variants are going to be fine with that procedure.
     
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