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I will be getting some star grass, and I really would like it to grow out of the tank so I can get the little purple flowers. My tank is 20in high, so thus I would need to raise them up a bit cuz they only get about 20in high. So my question is can I plant them in pots (just the regular, orange, clay, pots) would that affect the hardness or anything else? If not, what could I use for the soil? Organic potting soil? Peat moss?
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The orange pots are clay. They don't affect the water. I use regular big box store top soil in my setups.

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I use a variety of clear plastic bottles that I cut to fit. I find the clay pots to be really crude looking as well as impossible to cut to fit. Any size soda bottle is up for modification as well as milk jugs. I often want to squeeze a pot of something in alongside a rock that may have an awkward end sticking out so the flexible plastic is good to slip around things.
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Ive seen pple use clay pots and again its fired clay so it shouldn't affect the tank so I don't see why not. Also plastic Tupperware can work if your cheap like me lol


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I use a variety of clear plastic bottles that I cut to fit. I find the clay pots to be really crude looking as well as impossible to cut to fit. Any size soda bottle is up for modification as well as milk jugs. I often want to squeeze a pot of something in alongside a rock that may have an awkward end sticking out so the flexible plastic is good to slip around things.
That's a good idea I have been looking to do a couple swords. Was going to buy pots but like this so much better.
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Some other sources may be overlooked as well. All the little gizmos we buy are often sealed in those ---- things so we really can't look at them in the store? Those are sometimes just the right shape and size to cut down for trays if you want them longer or something besides round. I hate to go out to buy something while I'm throwing what works in the trash or recycle.
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