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So here it is, my latest experiment. I am using some vinyl fencing from the garden center, and weaving plants into it. I can fold it in, pull it out, clean the whole tank, and then put it back in. Check this out!


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-10-2015, 03:21 AM
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So are u using that in just a grow tank or is that your substrate?

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I have no substrate, which is why I am using the netting. This tank is mostly female bettas.
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So ur just using to keep the plants in and your making it easy to clean so u can pull them all at at the same time?

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I like the idea for a breeding or grow out tank. I see it working well there, since you could have live plants, but still easily get them out when you need to work on the tank.

I don't think I'd care to use such a method in a display tank, since there, you want the tank to look as natural as you can. For that I'd use a more traditional substrata.
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I like the idea for a breeding or grow out tank. I see it working well there, since you could have live plants, but still easily get them out when you need to work on the tank.

I don't think I'd care to use such a method in a display tank, since there, you want the tank to look as natural as you can. For that I'd use a more traditional substrata.
Yes. It does work well for a breeding tank. But I don't breed, and still love the ability to keep a clean tank this way. Substrates are an option, and I've have spent years using them. I just want to try something new. My plants are doing better than when I had substrate. I think it is because of a cleaner tank.
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