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Old 06-17-2013, 12:21 PM   #1
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Are there any plants that can grow on gravel?

Hi, I have been wanting some plants in my aquarium, but I have gravel in there already. Are there any plants that can grow in gravel or attached to rocks, or do I have to redo my tank all over again?
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You can grow water wisteria (Hygrophila difformis) in gravel. Also you can grow Java Fern and Anubias on rocks or wood.
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Do not fear! No need to redo your whole tank! Try some java fern, anubias, or any stem plants that take their nutrients from the water and they should be fine in gravel just do your research before buying.
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No Planting Required Plants

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Hi, I have been wanting some plants in my aquarium, but I have gravel in there already. Are there any plants that can grow in gravel or attached to rocks, or do I have to redo my tank all over again?
Hello Humm...

Any of the species of Anubias and Java fern can be attached to a piece of lava rock with nothing more than a thin rubberband and dropped into the tank. The rubberband eventually dissolves in the tank water. By the time this happens, the roots of the plants have grown into the pores in the lava rock and into the gravel.

You don't have to plant these, so you don't disturb the gravel.

Pretty easy.

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