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My first planted tank never had substrate! XD I simply tied down everything to something heavier, or allowed it to float. my elodea/anacharis had it's own little pot in the tank! The water wisteria too :D It's totally doable!

you can get rid of snails with a Potassium Permanganate soak. I've personally never minded snails XD they add to the bioload the plants prefer :D
Yup, good way to go...I just have a basic small gravel sub in mine..and yeah, I'm going to my lfs to grab a couple snails soon too...they can def be a help in these tanks. I don't need them for aeration cause there is no soil, but they help with eating the dead leaves etc, and add some bio to the sub that the plants can use.

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Very nice job with the plants ! I love live plants too and its true you will want more once you have one or two...lol I only have Hornwort and Anacharis and they are doing great I just love them. I just let my Hornwort float on top of the water and my Anacharis floats at the bottom and has put out new stems. I had pond snails on both on mine when I get them but put them in their own little half gallon bowl with lid and they are cute and fun to watch. I am waiting on the Java Fern and Christmas moss I ordered to get here cant wait to get them !

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Very nice job with the plants ! I love live plants too and its true you will want more once you have one or two...lol I only have Hornwort and Anacharis and they are doing great I just love them. I just let my Hornwort float on top of the water and my Anacharis floats at the bottom and has put out new stems. I had pond snails on both on mine when I get them but put them in their own little half gallon bowl with lid and they are cute and fun to watch. I am waiting on the Java Fern and Christmas moss I ordered to get here cant wait to get them !
I am so loving this tank...def want to do all of mine this way..eventually lol. Aren't they great?

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