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Old 01-26-2020, 03:04 PM   #1
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Crypts potted or planted?

Are my crypts ok in these pots or should I plant them in sand? My sand is not that deep.
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Old 01-28-2020, 02:07 PM   #2
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Me personally, I see no problem with the pots. They actually look really cute!
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Old 01-28-2020, 02:24 PM   #3
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The pots do look cute but may slow growth. I had mine contained and when I moved them into shallow sand they trippled in size in a month or two.

The downside of the shallow sand is you canít do root tabs and youíll see growing roots around your plant popping back up through the sand like this:
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Fluval

I have fluval for the plants in the pots. If I put them in the sand they won't have any nutrients unless I add a snail safe one to the tank. So flourish is fine for snails? Can I also add the Fluval on top of the sand?
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Fluval what? Flourish is fine for snails at recommended dosage.
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Old 02-04-2020, 04:50 AM   #6
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I would add more sand and plant your plants, so you can add root caps. My crypts are doing great Iím straight sand with Thrive root caps, I do add Thrive liquid as well for my stem plants
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Can I addd root tans with snails? Copper is bad for them
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