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LFS here sells live plants (anubia etc) in small plastic pots.

in this pot there is a strange thing like hard cotton.

Is it 100% safe for fish and water conditions to put all that (pot and "cotton") in tank?

i cant stabilize the plant in gravel.

Everytime i vacuum the tank, i move the plants with syphon and i have to plant again... :angry:

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Some time ago I bought 2 amazon sword plants. I do not have any experience with live plants so I posted a question on the board as well. It was suggested to me to take that "cotton" stuff off because the fish might eat it.

I think some plants need to be in a pot with substrate on the bottom and then some gravels on top. Someone else will come along and say for sure.

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The cottony stuff is called rock wool. It's made of _________ ?

Beats me, I haven't had any problems with fish eating it. How deep

do you have your gravel? I've got my plants with that stuff buried

all the way.

When your vacuuming around the plant, don't dig into the gravel

with the syphon. Just do a surface skim. That should keep from

disturbing the roots, and allow them to grow out into the gravel. :)

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if i dont dig, tank isnt cleaned well.

whenever i dig the gravel, A LOT OF of dirt shows up!

if i dont dig, the dirt will stay there and produce ammonia...

what u think?

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Can you get a terra cotta pot, or a glass dish or some type of container, put the plant in there and then finish filling the container with gravel. When you clean your gravels you can just lift the pot up and clean and you can just put some more gravel in the pot once in a while if it gets dirty. That is what I do and my plant stays in the dish very well. But, of course my fish has eat it down to nothing so I'm going back to fake silk plants.

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Guest goldies

I have put mine in glass votives and filled with colored glass marbles in my new tank.

Can give it a try.

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the glass jar type thing looks really pritty and once i get back home from winter break im definutly gonna try it... its a good looking solution to the problem...* shrug

CHeers

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Yea, I love the glass. I've just set up a new 46 gal. and I'm not going to put gravel. I'm just putting some pretty glass stones scattered on the bottom and pretty glass containers with colored stones and fake silk plants. It's not a natural look though. More of a prissy look but I like it. :)

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hey queenie, don't diss the colored stones, you never know who might have some in the tank....ahem....*points to self*

:rofl

Robyn

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