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Re: Can I move my plants?
I enjoy moving my stuff around quite a bit, maybe twice a month - so I've taken care to try and select plants that are OK with that and don't have huge root systems. (I just have regular ole gravel for a subtrate.)
I do have a crypt, though, and it is of course subject to crypt melt and is kinda sensitive - so I try to move it the least. When it does need to relocate, I just get it loosened from the substrate and let it float around in the tank (I usually remove my other plants entirely and put them in a bucket with some tank water while I monkey around with the aquascape).
I keep my hairgrass in small bunches with twist ties around the roots, just tight enough to hold 'em together. And the dwarf baby tears I attached to a small piece of driftwood, instead of planting them in the substrate. I've seen others attach stuff to lava rocks, which seems like a great idea - roots prob have an easy time grabbing such porous rock. I'll likely try that next.