Best Aquarium Plants In Gravel? | My Aquarium Club

What is a good aquarium plant that I can plant in my gravel and use a liquid fertilizer
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Remember that every aspect of the home you build for your Betta Fish has a purpose. To keep your Betta and any other fish you add to your aquarium in a healthy state, you must consider the small details. Gravel is more than just bottom filler. It adds to the overall well being of your fish as well as the .

What type of gravel or plants do you have in your bettta aquarium?
Gravel in aquariums = bad for plants
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Lastly, undergravel filters (UGF) are not ideal for a planted aquarium, but as said above it can be done with careful cutting of the roots when replanting. If I were starting a fresh, I wouldn't have a UGF and just go plain substrate and a canister or Hang on the back (HOB) filter. You'll be surprised how deep the root system can go (over 4 inches deep). Can I grow plants in gravel - Aquarium Forum
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Sand substrate doesn’t allow water to flow through it as well as gravel does. However, if your tank includes fish that like to burrow and scavenge in the sand, they will do the job of filtering the substrate. Sand has a couple of other benefits when compared to gravel. Many aquarium owners think it looks more natural, better mimicking the lakes or riverbeds that make up fish’ natural habitats. In addition, closely packed sand substrate needs to be changed less frequently. Because there are smaller gaps between the sand particles than between gravel particles, old food and plant matter tend to stay on top of the substrate rather than sinking to the bottom where they can rot and decay.The most common mistake made by beginners is to get the cheapest gravel they can find and a month later we ask ourselves why the plants are not growing well. A good quality substrate can be costly but will pay off in the end. All plants need a supply of Iron (Fe) to grow. Substrates such as and provide a long lasting supply of Fe to the plants through the roots. While each of these products can be costly per bag to buy, it provides you the best start to growing nice plants. I personally have used both with great success. Plants "will" grow in your average but the size of the gravel is very important. It needs to be a finer grain in size and it will also need to be fertilized to provide the nutrients to the plants. I would suggest a layer of peat and Laterite under regular aquarium gravel or sand to provide the Fe needed by the plants. When using this method you must take care not to disturb this layer over time. If it is disturbed and allowed to enter the water column you could create "nuisance algae" problems.Some plants and animals you may keep in your aquarium have strong preferences for either sand or gravel substrate. For example, many species of cichlids need sand substrate in order to thrive since eating particles of sand help them digest food. Goldfish, on the other hand, risk suffering from an intestinal blockage if they accidentally ingest sand and so should always be housed in gravel substrate. Aquarium plants also have preferences for sand or gravel, so make sure to research the needs of the plants and animals in your tank before committing to sand or gravel.There are several beginner plants out there that can grow under even the most basic lighting conditions, and need nothing more than simple gravel for their substrate. And if you choose fully aquatic plants, then you also won’t need to supplement the CO2 in the aquarium.