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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-13-2016, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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I am setting up a bare bottom tank and wanted to put some Amazon Sword in some glass pots. I have never kept them before. Will I have to use a diy root tab per pot or would that burn them and put to much fert in my tank or should I just put a few pellets of osmocote in with the sand in each pot? I am eventually gonna put some fancy gold fish in there will the poo be enough so dont worry about the ferts?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-13-2016, 03:10 AM
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Sealed pots allow no water to flow through the substrate... they always end up with a bunch of cyano just under the surface.
Maybe use terracotta with a few holes drilled in.

Goldfish don't belong in aquariums.
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I was planning on keeping my plants in plastic containers until I move next year. Seems that is a bad idea.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-27-2016, 05:20 PM
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Low flat plastic trays may be a better option?

With goldfish in there, I would try no ferts first and watch the swords. Goldfish may provide enough nutrients.
You can always slide a root tab in if you started seeing deficiencies.
My goal would be to get the plants to soak up the big goldfish bioload first.

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