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Old 02-02-2007, 06:34 PM   #1
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Those **** landscapers!

In the past I've had fish that like to uproot plants, etc. Do you think combating this by anchoring things with say metal washers/zipper tie, and a deeper gravel bed, work?
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Ahh, a question pointed at me with a 12-13" Sailfin Pleco.

Short answer, absolutely not to the washers. A slightly deeper bed (say 4") will work, but can cause problems of it's own. so why not make the gravel less flat? You can make it 4" at the back and bring it down to 2-3" at the front. Also pick your plants wisely. ones with good root structures, swords and stems are the best bet. You can also tie down Java ferns and Anubias which are good options. (just tie them to wood or rocks)

The washer thought will have the plants resting on the surface with the washers attached, or worse, it will snap the stem like a twig.. Better to have them floating then broken..

hth a bit. and good luck.
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Right on I'm think tieing them down to rocks than. Thx for the info
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