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    Definitely. Will wait another week for that.
    Got some tetras and corys in the meantime
     
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    Seem to be doing well. Is it wise to introduce shrimp in there yet?
     
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    Hey guys.

    Asking for some advice here: what's the best way to keep ground cover plants in the soil? Some of it keeps dislodging and floating to the top. Any advice would be much appreciated
     
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    Waiting for reply here as I have the same issue with Monte Carlo and hair grass
     
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    Just did a rescape the past weekend. Really hoping it fills out but due to lack of plants via all of the shops I frequent this will be a work in progress.

    Fish seem alot happier in this setup.
     
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    are you using those mesh sheets to help keep the plants grounded?
     
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    I find it very difficult to keep them grounded after filling up, so I tend to start most of my tanks using the DSM(dry start method)




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    Yep. The mesh worked except for the fact the plants started growing through the holes and sort of attached. Pulled up some when I removed the mesh. Everything is growing well now with co2 injection perfect and fertilisers being added daily.
     
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    Current state. Letting the ground cover grow out a bit so I can trim and replant.

    I see that the supplier finally released their stock so will be getting some HC or something similar to fill the gaps this weekend while the wife is away.

    Glad I am seeing some progress, and the fish and shrimp seem really happy too.
     
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    Looking good @prajayn! Regarding the floaters, it's probably got to do with the cories disturbing the subs. Once the groundcover growth really kicks in it should be okay, but for now the best might be to keep trimming and dividing up the runners and replanting, especially the floaters. This will also help you get the coverage you want in less time. Aquasoil can be a bit loose when it comes to planting, doesn't really help the situation. Maybe also look at keeping your lily pipe below the water surface during the photoperiod, otherwise you'll be losing a bit of the CO2 that you're injecting. I do though raise my lily above the water surface at night, then drop it down again in the morning before the CO2 and lights are back on. All the best!
     
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    Awesome thanks. Will start dropping the lily.
     
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    Been a while but was away for all of December. Before that though had hair algae outbreak and had to hydrogen peroxide the tank. Ended up taking the fish out and rescaping.

    So this past weekend I managed to get some glosso and various stem plants from better weather, I've given up on HC for now.

    Also removed my corys till the glosso grows out and roots properly.

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    That looks great.
     
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    Its looking stunning, really developing nicely @prajayn
     
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    Thanks. Fingers crossed I have full coverage soon.
     
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    Looks very nice so far

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    This is it for now. Definitely going to add some depth at the back soon. As per Mr Dennis' mini m
     
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    @prajayn , looking absolutely stunning!! Congrats!
     
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