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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-16-2005, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Pond plants in planted tank?

In searching for more economical resources for plants, I noticed that at Lowe's they had some submersed plants called oxigenators in their pond section. In thinking about that I thought if I went to a store specializing in ponds, could I find some plants there that I could divide instead of paying $5.00 a plant at the LFS? Lowe's had dwarf grass for $5.00 for a huge container. Would I risk getting some undesirables? Yes I would have to clean off the soil from the roots or at least as much as I can.

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Yes. The hairgrass was the same one we use in the aquariums. When I picked up a pot it was on clearance sale that day for a buck. The fun part was seperating out clumps of the plants and getting them all planted.


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Most aquarium plant are grown emersed then set to the LFS to be sold submerged. The problem is that the emersed grown plant will loose leaves when submerged. I have seen those pond plants at Lowe's. They look nasty to me. If I was going to use them in my aquarium I would do a major rinsing and a mild bleach dip if the plant could handle it. I use Pennywort and Creeping Jenny in my aquarium as well as my pond I am sure you can use others but I have a shaded pond. These two are the only two I use in both.

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