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03-27-2008, 12:22 AM
I have a planted aquarium. That part I understand. However, I am a complete noob to pond plants. Do they come potted? Whats the best plants for a pond? Do I need a substrate? How do you feed the plants? I need all the help I can get on this.

Thanks in advance.

03-27-2008, 12:24 AM
plant in pots with soil and a thin layer of gravel on top

03-27-2008, 12:28 AM
Jobe's plant spikes work well, that's what my boss uses in his plants.

03-27-2008, 02:19 AM
Pond plants such as lilys come potted in heavy soil with pea gravel on top.other plants that do well in ponds are anachris and other floating oxygenators,those you simply weight down or let float.I cant think of any that you would need an aquarium type substrate to plant them.

03-29-2008, 08:20 AM
Buy two or so plants, and then grow more from cuttings off the originals. Becuase my pond is small, I plant them in plastic plant pots with a mixture of fine fishtank gravel and a little sand.
There's no need to put substrate in the pond unless you WANT to. Save the money! algae and so on will grow there anyway.