Planted Tank VIP
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
You can do it, but don't even think about rooting the plants in the substrate. Use whatever substrate you want, but if you want plants, get a long piece of driftwood, or several pieces, and rubber band some anubias, java fern, riccia, etc. to the wood and let the wood provide an anchor for those bulldozing African Cichlids. I've got a few Anubias and Java Ferns growing on my Driftwood and they anchor VERY securely, boring into the wood, deriving nutrients from the wood and holding fast.
- Sam P -
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