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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2006, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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potted plants in 30g grow out tank

this is one of the tanks I move baby angels to, in the pots the bottom 1/2 inch is a 50-50 combo of topsoil & fluorite covered by 2.5 inch's of fluorite. I like the ease of cleaning a bare bottom tank but feel that the fish are less stressed with live plants also I think they help with the water quality.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2006, 11:47 PM
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Haha, that's awesome. Good thinking!


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wow,your plants sure did grow alot despite them being housed in pots like that. You do look as though you are cultivating them for sale. Innovative idea though,just that part of the beauty of keeping plants is lost.
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Hello YOuHO,

The plants in that tank are there only to make the baby fish feel more at home, I don't prune them for appearances as I do in my display tanks I let them go jungle so to speak. normally there are more baby's in the tank but the last photo was right after they were moved to a 75g tank(see photo) I think you can see a few baby's in the first shot. I'm also sending a shot of one of my display tanks. the only reason the grow out tanks have potted plants is so I can siphon out the detritus on a daily basis
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Oh i see.I still feel that it is a very good way to keep plants like that. It is hassle free and allows you to clean the tank bottom as and when you want to while being able to keep your baby fishes comfortable at the same time. Similarly,i believe that plants waiting to be planted in the substrate can be kept like that instead of leaving them to sit in a pail which i usually do so while i prep the main tank.Your main planted tank is looking great by the way,i see lots of colours in it,and the reds are really showing.
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