Originally Posted by candacecook1025
I am looking for some way to weigh down some plants...I have done some research and there seem to be pros and cons for everything. What do you all use? Lead weights, plastic, fishing sinkers? Please give me some good suggestions...I am changing out substrate this weekend and would really like to have everything in place by then. Thanks so much!
I use pieces of lava rock. It's natural. You can attach the plants using small rubber bands or long strands of sewing thread. Plants like Anubias and Java fern can be placed on top of the substrate. Others that need to be planted can also be attached to small pieces of lava rock and covered with the substrate. In time, the rubber band and thread dissolve in the tank water. By then, the plants are well established in the substrate.
Pretty simple and nothing that's potentially toxic, like lead, is put into the tank.