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Old 10-02-2014, 02:40 PM   #11
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Pea sized worked well for me as well, it is easier to plant when the water is lower then gradually add more water. I find my plants are very secure now after 6 months and gave actually wrapped themselves around the gravel. I also put chunks of plant fertilizer underneath my plants every 3 months and gave never had a problem with it coming up or moving. I just make sure to plant in deep gravel at the back half of my tank and push the fertilizer alway to the bottom ( about 2-3 inches deep at back of tank, sloping to 1 inch at front). I am thinking of putting some fluval substrate in the bottom, but have heard it will cloud up the water. I would suggest you really research the plants you are interested in, the fish you will eventually get and see what makes sense for your dream setup. Good luck and have tonnes of fun.


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Old 10-02-2014, 02:48 PM   #12
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You can also use water proof gel super glue to stick plants to rock or wood until they attach themselves, very very little needed ( look it up for more info). See picture below:Click image for larger version

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Old 10-02-2014, 02:51 PM   #13
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Be very careful about what glue you choose as it could poison your fish if you have the wrong one. I used this: Click image for larger version

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And it has worked beautifully and there have been no side effects at all ( tested my water and watched my fish very closely for a couple of weeks after).


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Old 10-02-2014, 02:53 PM   #14
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Awesome you guys!!! I really appreciate all your comments. The sand thing, sounds like a complete disaster waiting to happen, for me. Although I find it beautiful!!! I may try it some day. I really love that natural look, it's just so beautiful. I am sure the fish are happier too.


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Awesome you guys!!! I really appreciate all your comments. The sand thing, sounds like a complete disaster waiting to happen, for me. Although I find it beautiful!!! I may try it some day. I really love that natural look, it's just so beautiful. I am sure the fish are happier too.


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