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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Need help in choosing plant (rescaping)

So guys i am thinking of rescaping but determine to avoid using soil as the substrate this time as it can get really messy in time. So the ideal substrate would be white fine gravel, however gravel does not provide plants the nutrients they need, as for saying my choice for plant would be limited.

So i am here to seek for plants that will survive and thrive in:
1) high lights
2) co2 ( i am using fluval pressurized co2 for max 15gal)
3) pure gravel as substrate


currently i have some riccia, Christmas moss and nana anubias in the tank and they are doing great. Any comment is appreciated
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So guys i am thinking of rescaping but determine to avoid using soil as the substrate this time as it can get really messy in time. So the ideal substrate would be white fine gravel, however gravel does not provide plants the nutrients they need, as for saying my choice for plant would be limited.

So i am here to seek for plants that will survive and thrive in:
1) high lights
2) co2 ( i am using fluval pressurized co2 for max 15gal)
3) pure gravel as substrate


currently i have some riccia, Christmas moss and nana anubias in the tank and they are doing great. Any comment is appreciated
You can always use the root tabs for substrate...
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Any of the usual easier plants do just fine in gravel with root tabs. Stem plants don't use substrate nutrients much anyway. Just let mulm develop in the gravel, use root tabs and you will have a fine nutritious substrate.
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Any of the usual easier plants do just fine in gravel with root tabs. Stem plants don't use substrate nutrients much anyway. Just let mulm develop in the gravel, use root tabs and you will have a fine nutritious substrate.
Yet using root tab could be a burden overtimes as you always have to make sure constant supply is provided so the plant won't die
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The plant dies? Wouldn't it slow down its growth and then you know to add more root tabs?
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