Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ellensburg, Washington
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Re: Live plants in normal gravel?
Don't worry, it's not a dumb question!
There are plenty of plants that grow just fine in plain old gravel, if you take care of them. That means ferts if they need them, and the right kind of lighting. I'm lazy when it comes to ferts, so I really like root tabs. Just bury them under at least an inch of gravel, and they'll fertilize your plants for 1-2 months. Some plants might need extra ferts, or a different kind (liquid) but for the most part, take care of ferts and lighting, and plants are a breeze to grow.
Most plants will grow in gravel, so here's just a short list of some:
swords plants (most of them at least)
various stem plants
*do not necessarily require substrate at all, either floats or is usually ties to driftwood or rocks, do not plant rhizome under substrate
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