Anyone ever tried the dry planting method? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-18-2013, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
jadaBlu's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Midwest
Posts: 3,829
Anyone ever tried the dry planting method?

I don't know if you can do this with shipped plants but I read in "Ecology of the Planted Aquarium" that you can take aquatic plants and and plant them in the tank just like you'd plant them in a pot. You keep the soil moist let the roots develop for a couple of months then add the water to the tank. The says if you're not in a hurry you can get good results this way. I assume you'd have to do it with plants like they sell at Petsmart where the plants are used to being in terrarium like environment.

jadaBlu is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-18-2013, 12:46 AM
ao's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 6,445
you can do it with any plant that has an emmersed form, vals, dwarf sags, anacharis... dont have one)
but most other aquatic plants do. if grown submersed it may take a while for them to adjust, some will melt, but that is completely normal. lay submersed grown stem plants flat on the substrate when planting
Make sure to keep the humidity up by covering the top of the tank with saran wrap. such setup can be brought outside in a shady area if the weather is warm enough. Otherwise they will need decent 6500k lighting for some good growth to start showing. aerate daily by lifting saran wrap off a small corner and allowing air in. you can leave it like this over night....
when the plants have filled in/ grown to your liking... fill!

This is actually my favorite method for attaching moss to driftwood ^_^
ao is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dry Start Method Take II valen1014 Planted Betta Tanks 6 03-03-2013 11:31 AM
Trying a new method! Creat Betta Spawn Logs 50 10-31-2012 10:45 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome