Fish Knocked Over Terracotta Pot Full Of Dirt 29 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Sakana魚, May 28, 2018.

  1. Sakana魚

    Sakana魚Well Known MemberMember

    So I planted my plants in a terracotta pots and I find today a couple knocked over and one empty. I must admit I am impressed because whoever did this is no where near as big as the pot.

    The question now is how do I prevent this from happening again?

    A picture of the mess

    All the little white balls are all over the top of the aquarium too
  2. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Those plants (mainly C.wendtii) will perfectly grow in the substrate. So I'd remove the pots or lay one or two on their side as hidingplace.
  3. FishGirl38

    FishGirl38Valued MemberMember

    That is interesting, I see a rasbora, you don't have ANY cichlids in here? lol.

    I'd try to fix-a-tiff rocks next to the pots. To kinda, secure them in place, It could've been current from your filter if it's placed in the right spot and is a strong enough filter, it could've caught the plant leaves and kinda, swayed the pot over. Putting some kinda stone next to and around them should keep them upright.

    I wouldn't use just any potting substrate for your tank, I personally stick to aquarium substrate ( I know some people do pool sand, and potting soil as long as it's tank safe). I mean, do what works for you, but those tiny white balls could be a hazard to your fish?
  4. bryangar

    bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    You can try placing rocks the same size of the pots or bigger around them.
  5. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    Watch for an ammonia spike with that dirt loose.

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