Can I Use This For Potting Sword Plants?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Aquascaping' started by sassymomma, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. sassymommaWell Known MemberMember


    I was thinking of putting them in a wide vase, and capping with sand and pebbles
  2. meyowmeowValued MemberMember

    Potting to put in your aquarium? If so, peat moss and limestone may mess with your PH. Let me know how it goes!
  3. AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    I would agree that peat and limestone will affect your pH. Also perlite will float up if you disturb the substrate when you cap it.

    I would suggest looking for Miracle Grow Organic Potting soil
  4. sassymommaWell Known MemberMember

    I'm still trying to find miracle grow, but without luck so far....might just add root tabs to hold them over till garden centres open

    Right now I can get topsoil, potting soil, black dirt....and various mixes for veggies that are bound to be toxic
  5. AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    If you can find Organic Soil, doesn't have to Miracle grow. Another suggestion I have is mineralize soil (DIY project)

  6. sassymommaWell Known MemberMember

    I did consider this.....but with all the stray cats, it would likely be ruined halfway through the process

    I tried it once before for a tank but a week into setup my house smelled like a toilet and my swords were dead
  7. JnxValued MemberMember

    How about aliflor? We orchid fanatics use it as a potting medium. I have yet to try it under water, but it seems like it would work.
  8. sassymommaWell Known MemberMember

    I can look into it....I mean it's going into a pot/vase so I can pull it out if it causes problems

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