Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: "Swamptown", SC
I have a 29 gal community tank, that I tried to redo in october (change gravel and replant) at any rate, I tried to plant crypts this time, I used Wendtii red and bronze, as well as luceins (wisilli), unfortunately, I had to place river stones all around the newly planted crypts due to my banjo cats' undying desire to hide in the gravel. Well, today I was cruising through the garden section of wal-mart on my way out and had an idea. They had these little cups/pots (circular and square) called "Jiffy Pots" that are made out of peat. They are completely natural ways for rooting plants (pour in the soil and ferts around the plant and letting the roots grow through the pot).
So I was thinking, the next time I plant crypts in other tanks I will use this method, except I will place a root tab (and maybe some organic soil) in the base along with the gravel to hold down the crypt (or any other plant) and then place it in the gravel and cover it with about 1/2 inch of gravel. Hence the nutrients go right into the plant and the pot rim stops things from digging up the plants b/c the roots will grow through the sides and create a firmer grip (at least until it degrages but that should take a few months at least, maybe even a year).
So what do you think? Busted? Plausible? or Confirmed?