Idea for potting a plant in a tank
Hi all - longtime lurker, this is my first post.
I am setting up a new light-moderately plated tank. I am going with a terracotta kind of theme with a styro rock background in oranges and browns and incorporating some unglazed terracotta pots into the background with arches, etc.
I would love to have a couple of plants in actual pots inside the aquarium, but I know that would restrict water movement/nutrients. Can you see any harm in my getting those cheap plastic terracotta-look pots, cutting off the bottom half, and just planting the plants in the substrate with the just the top of the pot around it like a ring? It would basically just be set down around the plant, maybe slightly pushed into the substrate so it doesn't shift around.
I have a kind of OCD thing where I like to put things in little compartments...