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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-17-2005, 04:43 AM Thread Starter
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Poted underwater plants?

My LFS has potted underwater plants...what is the purpose of this stuff in the pot? A fish store near my work, has plants in pots but they all waste away and thewy give me the pots with all the stuff in them for free...could I use this stuff as some sort of fert??? please let me know
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The stuff in the pot is rockwool. It's not really useful for anything in the tank. It's used for hydroponics, for the roots to grow into. I assume some potted plants are grown emersed hydroponically. I still don't get why jave fern and anubias come potted, I've bought them before and the rhizomes were completely rotten.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-17-2005, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
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man so theres no use for them? i thought maybe my shrimp of fish would eat it or something...damn out to the trash it goes
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