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Establishing E. Tenellus Carpet

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by fjf888, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. fjf888

    fjf888 Guru Class Expert

    Oct 29, 2007
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    I am trying to establish a carpet of E. Tenellus (Micro Sword) in my pressurized CO2 72 g. Drop checker with 4 dKH solution light green.

    My other plants grow well, but this seems to be an extremely slow process. The Tenellus really does not seem to be sending out much in the way of runners, its definitely not dying, its just sort of sitting there as I planted it for the last month. I received most of them in the potted form and removed them from the pots and planted them. Looking at some pictures of other carpeting plants, it appears that I should have further separated into smaller clumps? My substrate is small diameter gravel supplemented with Laterite, tank has been established for a year.

    Any advice on getting this jump-started? Perhaps they only work well in a sandy type soil?

  2. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
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    Jan 23, 2005
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    Like most carpet plants, they and many plants take awhile to get their rooting estbalished, once that happens, they grow like weeds, HC, Gloss, many are this way, 2-4 weeks etc they start going to town.

    Tom Barr

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