Rock wool and potted plants
Subject: Rock wool and potted plants.
> The question on rock wool brings up something I've wondered abou
> years. I've thought plants come in planters so that shops could
> more for them. Is there a recommended way to handle these potted
> Bury the whole plant, remove immediately, remove after a while?
The rockwool that potted plants come is _SHOULD BE REMOVED_ before
placing the plants in the aquarium. This is a growth medium, and
is left in place to protect the roots during shipping. It is
impregnated with hydroponic nutrient solution, which can cause
_major_ algae problems in the confines of the aquarium.
Aquatic Gardeners Assoc.