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FishN00b 04-27-2007 08:41 AM

Planting problems
 
I bought three new plants for my tank but I've found it so difficult to bury them beneath the gravel. The pots are circa 2.5" deep and its a nightmare trying to conceal the pots. As I'm making the void in the gravel to take the pot its already filling back up again!

Do the plants need to be in these pots or can i just plant them with the cottonwool-like bedding they're sitting in?

As an aside question, does adding more of the same gravel to the tank cause any chemistry issues? The ones i've got at the moment look like tiny versions of grey pebbles on a beach.

Thanks

fish_4_all 04-27-2007 03:36 PM

Take them out of the pots and remove the rock wool. They don't need it and once the rock wool is out of the pots it tends to make a really big mess if the fish mess with it at all. Just be as careful as possible to not damage the roots the best you can and the plants will be fine.

Lupin 04-27-2007 07:02 PM

Re: Planting problems
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FishN00b
As an aside question, does adding more of the same gravel to the tank cause any chemistry issues? The ones i've got at the moment look like tiny versions of grey pebbles on a beach.

No. It is best not to add too much though or you risk anaerobic spots in very deep spots.

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herefishy 04-27-2007 08:06 PM

Potted plants can be removed from the the containers and, if need be, weighted to keep them down. You do need sufficient gravel to cover the roots.


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