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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-05-2010, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Are there any special precautions I should take if I put my plants in pots of flourite. I want to be able to move them around for cleaning or just to be able to rearrange them.
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The usual concerns:

1) Substrate needs some circulation/oxygen to avoid going anaerobic. Limit depth in pots to 2-3", leave as much open area as possible. Mesh can be attached to keep substrate from escaping while still allowing circulation. Pots made from breathable materials like unglazed terra-cotta might help a bit too.

2) Depending on the size of plants and planters, plants may become rootbound.
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I have often wondered about a pot plant tank!
I can see it might look a bit contemporary but why not ?
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One of the people here makes riparium stuff and makes planters/pots specifically for this purpose that look great. I can't remember his user name but I'm sure someone else will.
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That's Hydrophyte, here's the main discussion thread I'm aware of:

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