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Old 6th March 2011   #1
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Question What do you use as growing medium? (aquatic)

Hey I'm thinking of re-doing my fire belly tank into something a bit more natural I don't like the idea of having a full substrate currently I used a "bare bottom" tank with a few river rocks and large stones on it a and I was thinking of something similar......Anyway I was thinking of having some plants in pots (thats possible right?) but what do you use as a substrate/growing medium? also ideas of good plants choices might be a good idea.

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Old 7th March 2011   #2
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Default Re: What do you use as growing medium? (aquatic)

Yes, you can have plants in pots. It could be plain sand or gravel, or you could even use some kind of soil substrate. See
http://www.caudata.org/forum/f1-gene...a-walstad.html
http://www.caudata.org/forum/f1173-a...t-bundles.html



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Default Re: What do you use as growing medium? (aquatic)

rather than pots, I use wide, shallow glass dishes from the kitchen store as planters. That way, the soil is less likely to go too anaerobic. I use ca. 1 inch of potting soil and 1 inch of gravel on top of that. Plants grow like champions. I have the planters against the back wall with free floor space in front where I feed bloodworms and earthworms etc.



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When you're choosing plants, make sure you check the hardness and pH of the water first. I live in an area with very hard alkaline water and have found that most plants can't live in it. Also look at plants that don't need any substrate - there are many that can just float and some can be tied to rocks or wood.



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