DIY Aquarium Planters (Fish Tank Potted Plants)



Sometimes i get comments asking about ways to save your guppy fry from being eaten. So the most effective way is DIY Aquarium Planters or fish tank potted plants which is great for breeding tanks such as Guppies, Cichlids or Goldfish. And it also answer the question of How to SAVE your Guppy Fry! Best Hiding Spots? In today’s video, i will show you how to make Aquarium Planters and how to added potted plants to aquarium. These are great for bare bottom tanks like the one i currently have or tanks where the fish are going to dig. Plants for these pots should be something that is easy to grow in low light.

I selected some terrarium plants for this project, mainly due to broad and long leaves and they also offer great variation to the tank. All the plants are low light and require easy maintenance. Then i bought some plastic pots and filled them with gravel and inserted plants in the pots. If you buy any potted plants then they need to be removed from their plastic pots, and if there is bunch of plants in single pot then they need to be separated, depending on the requirement. Any damage leaves or branches were removed prior to inserting them in to the aquarium. Extra care should be taken while lowering the pots as gravel might comes out of the pot or plant might go lose and float around in the aquarium.

Plants:
1. Purple Waffle
2. Purple Temple
3. Aluminium Plant
4. Unknown
5. Unknown

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42 comments

  1. Thanks for watching 🙏. If you enjoyed the video, make sure to Subscribe for more! Please also press Like👍, post a Comment & Share as it means a lot to me 🎊 and encourage me to create more content, appreciate your time 😀.

  2. Those shops cheated you. At least 2 of those plants are not true aquatic plants and will not live underwater long.

  3. Make sure the pots you select are fish safe plastic or just fish safe. Some pots can leech chemicals into your tank.

  4. Thanks , that looks a much better way to have plants , much easier for tank maintenance, I’ve often wondered if you could grow potted plants in the aquarium , now I know.

  5. You know that's got to be a really cool way to keep your aquarium. I find that if I'm trying to like clean my gravel with the gravel vac it just doesn't get the gravel to not smell even if I vacuumed it and change the water.
    Starting in a few weeks I'm going to be posting on my bettas. I'm going to go through each tank. And then I'm going to actually set up a new according to the system that I've worked through over the last 2 years.

  6. you know I've got a frog I can probably use the purple waffle plant in his frog tank I'm actually thinking of redoing his aquarium anyways
    I have a little tiny yellow Pacman frog.

  7. I've noticed you got some purple waffle plant. Have youhad it for a long time because I heard that it's semi-aquatic and croaks.
    I hope not cuz I just bought a bunch of it for my 7 betta betta tanks.

    I'm an American living in Taiwan. nothing's labeled although I am familiar with anubias java fern and all of the plants that cannot be killed

  8. What kind of container are you using? Is it glass? Plastic? If it's plastic, is it recyclable plastic? What number recyclable? Are you concerned about plastic leaching into the tank?

  9. Lowkey not stalking intentionally, but was this Waterlife in Hoppers Crossing and Pet Barn on Old Geelong Road? :p if so.. these are my locals!

  10. yes last plant is the only underwater plant but the leaves will probably die and then grow baack underwater wtih time

  11. that first plant you touched is NOT an aquatic plant it is terrestrial it will ALWAYs Die underwater eventually

  12. Including a little ball of clay in the bottom layers of the pots will help with the plant's survival 🙂 You can also roll clay and a bit of compost together. Just make sure you cover it well with gravel.

  13. Some really good plants to use are the Sword Plants (Echinodorus), Cryptocoryne sp and Anubias. Java Fern and Java Moss are also great for low light tanks. Some of the swords like more light, but most will grow well in low light.

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