What is the proper way to pot aquatic plants? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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What is the proper way to pot aquatic plants?

I have decided to keep my Swords in pots for now because the ones I have in pots are doing those that are not keep getting root rot when I bury some of the roots. I am keeping some of the crown uncovered.

Anyway the ones I have are still in the wool which I don't figure is good long term. How should I plant them for long term?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-18-2013, 10:18 PM
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I've wondered about this as well. I have a heck of a time getting things like water sprite to STAY PLANTED because they don't seem to root in all that well...and it always just becomes a canopy plant when I clean the tanks seemingly no matter how careful I am while vacuuming. I'd wondered about keeping them potted or even keeping the wool/clamp on them to keep them planted...but, like you, I figured that wool probably wasn't good for them.

I hope someone with some information replies to you! :)

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-19-2013, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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I am thinking about using dirt topped with some flourite. I have some I bought wanting to compare Miracle grow to flourite. I don't like the flourite for a whole AQ however it's supposed to provide iron which I gather Amazon swords like. Maybe use small terra cotta pots to weigh them down along with the dirt and flourites?

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