Hermianthus Callitrichoides "Cuba"

jonathan11

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Has anyone found an easy way of planting this stuff yet? I have flourite as a substrate, and no matter what i do, it will just not take hold. Would onyx sand be a better substrate to use for this plant? Is there any substrate that would be the best to use for this plant? Thx in advance.

Walter:D
 

Tom Barr

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ADa aqua soil is best IMO/IME.
Flourite is tough with this.


Regards,
Tom Barr
 

Daniel Morris

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Does anyone have any experience with grinding flourite into a finer substrate...?

My tank is completely flourite, and I'm worried that if I mix sand in with it, it will just filter to the bottom after some time...

Considering I spent almost $200 on all the flourite in my tank I'm wondering what is the shortest point to the solution. - rather than buying a bunch of ADA substrate...
 

mlawson

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HC does best with a fine substrate, I have mine with a cm laye of sand over some florabase.
 

Moody

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I have HC in ADA AS normal, and no Co2, and only step1 fertilizer when i remember, it grows ok, but it grows well with Co2.

I plant mine in 1cm bunches and it creeps out from there. lovely plant for my nano/pico's.
 

glenc

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HC grows well in Eco-complete. It covered a ten gallon tank front to back for me in less than 3 months. I was running 36wts CF lighting with DIYC02 at the time. Great little plant.
 

Dave Spencer

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I planted my HC in ADA AS Amazonia powder, and it was far and away the easiest planting session I have ever had. There were practically no floaters the following morning.
 

Frolicsome_Flora

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I grow HC ok in sand with a bit of latterite in it. It takes ages to take hold though, i use scissors and cut up the rooting wool when it comes into chunks and plant that, then when im thinning it out, i get a good 3 inch kitchen knife and saw directly down into the sand and use those cm squares of it. Works ok, but a bit of re-prodding is always needed for a while.