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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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what plants cani put in a gravel based tank? i do not want to buy sand, but i will if there is no lants that i can use. i know about the morimo moss, what else? here's a pic...



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All of my plants are in gravel; swords, ferns, annubias & some that I have no idea what they are.
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thank you for the quick response, i have bith my Red and my Kelso in with oak leaves. that was a plant, now dead. that is all that i got, but i can get more, i just don't want to mess with dirt. i like my set up and have no intention to do any change except plants.

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It's funny because I have 3 tanks & have used the same type plants in each, they all have the same water, same water conditioner & same ferts but certain plants have grown better in one tank over the other. I put wisteria (I think) in a 10g & its taken off while barely doing anything in the 46g. I've learned from trial & error what works in my tanks.
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so am i, i have to be carefull of what rocks i place in mine because i have a crowntail betta who has alread torn his fins badly on my rocks once but twice. he is still healing. but he acts all grumpy without something to swim around, and all that i have is a bunch of rock!

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I've had success with anubias in gravel. I tie them to rocks and partially bury them in the gravel. Just make sure the rhizome is above the gravel, and the roots will work their way into the gravel very quickly. Also wisteria and anacharis. Just weigh them down until the roots secure them, which is pretty quick with the wisteria. My boys like to rest on the leaves :)

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Crypts do well for me in gravel and they're an easy plant.

Shellieca, I'm in the same boat as you as far as plants thriving in one tank and not in the other. It's so weird! Everything's exactly the same except for the fish load and the type of filtration. I'm thinking my case comes down to the filtration. I have sponge filters in my 10 gal. Betta tank and HOBs and sponge filters in my 75 gal. I'm planning to switch to a canister filter and lose the HOBs on my 75 to see if that helps my plants do better.
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thank you everybody. saving the cash now for the trip to the store.

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