How Do I Anchor Plants Down?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by BettaFishKeeper4302, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. BettaFishKeeper4302

    BettaFishKeeper4302 Well Known Member Member

    So i went to my LFS and got 3 plants and 3 weights and they gave me 2 plants for obe and the weights fkr free :) anyways how do i srap the roots around to anchor? Hurry as my plabts are still in the bag unless i can just float them.
     
  2. endlercollector

    endlercollector Fishlore VIP Member

    Are they lead weights that the growers use? I don't keep those in my tanks due to toxicity questions. I have seen people posting on the internet that these lead weights aren't toxic, but lead is lead. I use some fishing line and tie plants to anything that doesn't move, such as decorations, clay pots, plastic mesh bags with some pebbles, submersed heaters, you name it.
     
  3. OP
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    BettaFishKeeper4302

    BettaFishKeeper4302 Well Known Member Member

    Ok here is a pic of the weights i was given. Also i am freaking out because i don't know how to plant plants!!! I am gonna die at 16 of a heartattack!! Help! I planted 2 by just putting there roots in the gravel because idk how to use the weights. Someone help!

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  4. OP
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    BettaFishKeeper4302

    BettaFishKeeper4302 Well Known Member Member

    Here is what i have done so far i have not took the crypt out of the pot yet.

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  5. sleow

    sleow Valued Member Member

    What kind of plants are they? Planting is pretty simple, just rinse the plants before putting them in the tank and then bury the roots under your substrate. If they are potted, remove the foam stuff around the roots before planting as well.
     
  6. OP
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    BettaFishKeeper4302

    BettaFishKeeper4302 Well Known Member Member

    One is a crypt letus and the other two i have no clue. I did not rinse but they were already wet. Also for the two long ones i just buried the roots but i dont know if thats right. I was provided weights. You can find a pic above in a recent reply.
     
  7. bryangar

    bryangar Well Known Member Member

    You can take he crypt out, pull it apart into smaller pieces then plant them into the substrate. The other one looks like dwarf pennywort, cardamine lyrata. They’re not really low tech plants. Is the 3rd plant you’re talking about the marimo moss ball?
     
  8. sleow

    sleow Valued Member Member

    If the moss ball is one of your new plants, it does not need to be "planted". It is supposed to roll around the floor of your tank with the flow of the water, as the fish move it around, and when you do water changes. So it's perfectly good where it is!
     
  9. OP
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    BettaFishKeeper4302

    BettaFishKeeper4302 Well Known Member Member

    No, the long one you called a pennywort. I have two of those.
     
  10. OP
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    BettaFishKeeper4302

    BettaFishKeeper4302 Well Known Member Member

    I know i was talking about the tall one. I have two of those that are new
     
  11. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

    I love to tie them down on some wood. Even a small piece works. Then eventually the roots grab on.
     
  12. OP
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    BettaFishKeeper4302

    BettaFishKeeper4302 Well Known Member Member

    Which one the crypt letea?
     
  13. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

    I haven't owned that one but looks you can either stuff it in between some of the woods cracks or tie it down by the roots. You can try separating it to do so.
     
  14. OP
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    BettaFishKeeper4302

    BettaFishKeeper4302 Well Known Member Member

    Look guys. The two tall viny plants and then the crypt in the pit are the new plants. Not the moss balls. I have no idea what i am doing and i am freaking out. The two tall viny plants i buried the roots into the gravel. The crypt is still floating in the pot. I did not rinse before putting them in but they were a little wet so i put them in. How do i know if my plants fie? I am sure they will because i dont know anything about live plants as i am new to plants. HELP!!!
     
  15. OP
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    BettaFishKeeper4302

    BettaFishKeeper4302 Well Known Member Member

    No i watched a video and i can plant it in the gravel but i am going to watch the video again and plant it. Then take pics and see if i planted these plants correctly.
     
  16. OP
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    BettaFishKeeper4302

    BettaFishKeeper4302 Well Known Member Member

    Ok so like i said i dont know how to plant plants. Are these planted correctly? 20180618_164619.jpg 20180618_164619.jpg 20180618_164619.jpg 20180618_164619.jpg 20180618_165043.jpg
     
  17. bryangar

    bryangar Well Known Member Member

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    BettaFishKeeper4302

    BettaFishKeeper4302 Well Known Member Member

    Thanks.
     
  19. Hunterhusker

    Hunterhusker Valued Member Member

    One thing I did was wash up Powerade bottle lids really well then drill a hole in the center and then make a slot to slide it in from the side like how semi trailers attach. The weight of the water holds the lid down and the hole in the center just needs to be smaller than your root ball, but big enough for your plant stem.
     
  20. DuaneV

    DuaneV Well Known Member Member

    Yes, those are planted correctly. HOWEVER, those are not really low-tech plants so you might have a hard time with them thriving..... or even living for that matter. Get some root tabs and jam a few in the substrate. The Flourish tabs work great.
     




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