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Re: Plant Weights
For stem plants, I use large stainless steel hex nuts
as weights and they seem to work pretty well. They're
available at Orchard Supply (here in California
anyway) and other large hardware stores... make sure
they're stainless and not brass or galvanized steel!
I use the 5/16"-18 and 3/8"-16 sizes, which you can
actually gently thread onto a bunch of stems... a
couple of these seem to give enough weight to resist
the fish, or at least my fish which are all under 5"
long, and the roots quickly grow into the substrate to
help with the holding on.
I'm sure there must be a better
designed-for-the-purpose way to anchor aquatic plants,
but these have been a cheap alternative for me while I
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