Rockwool oh rockwool

AcornTheBetta

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Hi all!
How would you get capeting plants out of rockwool without damaging the roots?
Thanks!
 
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smee82

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Just pull it of gently then i trim the roots before planting
 
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AcornTheBetta

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smee82 said:
Just pull it of gently then i trim the roots before planting
So cutting a little off the roots is fine?
 

GlennO

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AcornTheBetta said:
So cutting a little off the roots is fine?
Yep. I usually trim off any tatty looking leaves as well although that can get time consuming.
 
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AcornTheBetta

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GlennO said:
Yep. I usually trim off any tatty looking leaves as well although that can get time consuming.
Ok. Is it ok to plant with a little rockwool if I can't get it all off?
 

GlennO

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AcornTheBetta said:
Ok. Is it ok to plant with a little rockwool if I can't get it all off?
I don't bother with tiny bits. If you swish the roots in some water some more of it might dislodge.
 
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AcornTheBetta

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GlennO said:
I don't bother with tiny bits. If you swish the roots in some water some more of it might dislodge.
Do you know if 1) you can use the dry start method in a dirted tank and 2) can you use it on mid-background plants?
 

GlennO

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AcornTheBetta said:
Do you know if 1) you can use the dry start method in a dirted tank and 2) can you use it on mid-background plants?
Can't help you there I've never done a dry start. I do know that it's quite common practice with dirted tanks but as for the suitable plants and process I have no experience. I think most aquatic plants will grow emersed.
 
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smee82

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AcornTheBetta said:
Do you know if 1) you can use the dry start method in a dirted tank and 2) can you use it on mid-background plants?
Depends on the plants.
 
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