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Old 04-11-2004, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Any ideas on how to keep Ranalisma rooted until a nice carpet grows?? The runners always seem to get torn out by my Corydoras.
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Any ideas on how to keep Ranalisma rooted until a nice carpet grows?? The runners always seem to get torn out by my Corydoras.
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Old 04-14-2004, 11:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Come on. Someone has to have an idea.
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You could try a bobby pin or plastic coated paper clip bent into a tight u shape. Just trim it to the depth of your substrate (or a little less) and "pin" the runners down into the substrate until they take root.

At least it has worked for me on other hard to root runners and a boistrous Bristlenose.
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I used a nail to weight the runners down until the plants took root. Very high tech.
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Old 04-20-2004, 11:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
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I have a field of dwarf Sagittaria subulata, but it has got too high for my liking and I was trying to find an alternative. What i'm looking for is a low growing foreground plant that is low maintenance. Glosso and Tennelus both over grow themselves and have to be replanted all the time unlike the Sagittaria. I was wondering whether Ranalisma overgrows itself aswell or can it be left to grow i.e. how high is the maintenance for this plant?.
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It's slower than E. tenellus, but it's certainly a true ground cover. The stuff is tiny.
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ooo bishop, let me know when you have too much of that stuff. i don't have any and would like to start growing some shorter ground cover and that looks fun to try we will definitely have to get together this summer

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Sure thing. You going to the plant swap?
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Old 04-21-2004, 02:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Does anyone have a picture of that plant?
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