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[APD] Plants in pots
Been gone a long time. Too busy to fool with a lot of this stuff.
I have a couple of tanks that were at one time planted and have the
lighting necessary, but have been scraped clean and set up bare-bottom for angel fry
raising. Since I'm really busy, and sometimes the tanks hold other fish
long-term, it would be great if I could put some plants in pots and move them
around as needed to help maintain water quality between changes. So what to use
for a substrate?
While plants are commercially raised in pots using rock wool, that is
primarily for plants in an emerse state. What about immersed? Would I be best
with gravel/clay substrate, flourite, htbass, or an amano style pumice
gravel/peat/clay deal? Remember, the CO2 will be unsupplemented, and the plants need
to metabolize(grow) in order to be helpful.
Also, any preferences about pots? Whatever I use will have to be raised
off the bottom a little so when there are fry in the tank they don't get
stuck. The easiest approach for that is marbles and silicone adhesive. I am
thinking either standard terra cotta pots or possibly strips of plastic rain
gutter capped off.
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