Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: SE Portland, Oregon
For the non aquatic plants, I used a pond planter with pond plant substrate (coarse gravel like flourite). That is the back left corner, in the picture. I used two terracotta pots (set into the pond planter once it was filled with gravel) with a gravel base and potting spoil cap for the ferns, wandering ficus, club moss, etc things that can't stand in water. The Japanese peace Lilly is planted into the gravel of the planter because they can tolerate their roots being completely submerged but can't have their foliage under water. Then I pushed all my substrate up to the sides of the planter and planted more things that can grow up and out of the tank, so those are planted directly into the substrate of the tank itself. Hope that makes sense.