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Just put an inch of aquarium pea gravel in the bottom, then the potting soil to within an inch of the top of the pot and put in the plant. Top off the pot with more of the pea gravel and press everything down just a little to make sure the plant is secure.
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However, the plants are very small. This means that you will have to wait some time for the plants to grow until your aquarium looks nice and it is difficult to plant from the box straight to an established aquarium ( more so if we speak about background stem plants). If you have lots of other high plants, the flow of water will be limited at ground level and the newly added plants might melt. In this situation potted plants might be better as they are higher. DIY Potted Aquarium Plants
Photo provided by FlickrWhat kind of plants are they? It may be that what you have can and will grow just fine unpotted in standard aquarium gravel. do you have the names?
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I prefer to pot most of my plants. The method is very simple and does not take a lot of time or effort. First you need some sort of pot. This could be the plastic pots that your garden plants come in, yoghurt containers, the bottom cut off a plastic pop bottle or small clay pots that you can buy at most nurseries. If it is a plastic container, make sure that it is not toxic to your plants or fish. Next get a bucket and add some water to it. Into the bucket add some potting soil. I prefer to use Hillview Potting Soil as I have found that it is pure soil with nothing added. The reason for mixing the soil and water together first is that if you do not saturate the soil and drop the pot into the aquarium, you take the chance of the air in the soil exploding to the surface and making a real mess of the aquarium. Believe me when I say that it can be very frustrating if you rush the job and end up with a big mess. It has happened to me too many time to count. Once the soil is moist (not like soup, more like Play Doh), fill your potting container 2/3rds full of soil. Take your finger and push it into the soil to create a small planting hole. Take your plant and carefully insert the root system into the hole. Carefully fill the hole from the sides, then add aquarium gravel to top up the container. Gently pull the plant upward until the crown of the root is just visible at the gravel surface. I usually have a bucket of aquarium water close by so that I can now submerse the potted plant for a few minutes prior to adding it to the aquarium. This will allow any trapped air to escape and possibly prevent the grief that I was talking about earlier. Now you can place the potted plant into the aquarium and enjoy. The potting soil will give the plant that extra goodness and it shouldn't be too long before the plant begins to thrive and propagate.Potted aquarium plants are quite common, since potted plants are easy to move around without disturbing plants or gravel. When the plant outgrows its pot, you simply repot it just like you would with a normal houseplant. Many species can be broken up and divided into several smaller plants. Different plants can be planted in different ways. Some plants should be planted in the substrate or in a pot. Other plants should be anchored to driftwood, rocks or similar. A third group of plants are the floating plants. Many plants can grow in several different fashions, and can for instance either be attached to a rock or left floating in the aquarium. Always research the plant species you are interested in to find out about their preferences. These are like houseplants for the fish tank! Most of our plant varieties are available grown in 2" aquarium net pots that are filled with an inert, soil-free planting medium which eliminates soil mess when plants are submerged. All of the plants come well rooted and fully established, and include pictured identification markers with both the botanical and common names. They are easy to display and ready for immediate sale with no complicated set-up or maintenance on your part. Try a sample pack of our best selling varieties!

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