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Old 06-25-2011, 06:50 PM   #1 
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Plant care..what to do with these?

I am just setting up my sorority and i have a mix of live and silk plants.
I am a little stumped as to how to place these plants.. (above or below substrate{gravel}?)
1.Peacock fern
2.Amazon Sword
3.White ribbon

Any help would be great!
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:07 PM   #2 
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Unfortunately your white ribbon and peacock fern plants are not true aquatics. They will eventually rot if kept submerged. It annoys me to see stores selling these types of plants. You could plant them in a pot and keep them as a houseplant. Not sure how well they would perform as riparium plants if you still want to include them in your tank scape.

For your sword plant, this should be planted into the substrate. Since it is a heavy root feeder I suggest inserting some root tabs into the surrounding substrate. Also, dosing the water column with a general fertilizer like Seachem Flourish will assist in its growth.
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:40 PM   #3 
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^ agreed, sorry they sold you those. What a pain.
Try also looking into some java fern and anubias.
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:24 PM   #4 
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its alright. My grandmother bought them for me to go into the 20 gal she purchased for my 18th birthday (tomorrow!).
I have another amazon and it has been planted in gravel for 4 or 5 months, and its doing quite well.
She also bought me a MOB of silk plants, so it wont feel empty without the Peacock and the White ribbon.
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:05 PM   #5 
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Good to hear!
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