Planting in pots

Jason20679

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Hi,

Can I plant up terracotta pots and have them in the tank as apposed to emptying the the tank and changing substrate and planting?

Thanks
 

YAL05T

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G'day Jason, I have been planting in terracotta pots for the last 10-15 years. Buy them new from a nursery and give them a few days soaking as a safety measure I also add in some prime and melafix, just for stamps.
 

Jason20679

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G'day Jason, I have been planting in terracotta pots for the last 10-15 years. Buy them new from a nursery and give them a few days soaking as a safety measure I also add in some prime and melafix, just for stamps.
Cheers matey.
Do you have any pics for inspiration?
 

dw1305

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Hi all,
Larry Waybright ("Apistomaster" on forums) pots his larger plants in tanks for Discus, L numbers etc.





cheers Darrel
 
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Jason20679

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Other than the tropica and tetra, etc, stuff from lfs what other soil/substrate can I use in the pots?
I've seen that a potting compost can be used.
And is there a way of putting pots filled with the soil in aquarium without emptying loads of the water and fish?
 

kitkat67

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I just put it in with no fuss. 2/3 dirt, sand cap, and gravel on top in each pot. Anything organic should do nicely. Keep away from chemicals.