Nunciata Nunciata
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Plant and fish noob #1
Hello,

I have gravel in my 5 gallon tank. I have two plant bunches that are hellbent on floating. Can I secure them to the ceramic ring they came in to weigh them down.. can I use a rubber band to secure them?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Plant and fish noob #2
Yes to both
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Re: Plant and fish noob #3
Sorry - meant to reply to this the other day. In addition to that, other options I've tried for weighing down plants include:
* multiple terracotta rings round their base to secure them;
* planted into mini terracotta pots filled with sand (+/- a root tab);
* secured to decor with cable tie;
* attempting to weigh them down with a pebble;
* JBL Plantis pegs (probably best if you have soil to secure them into as opposed to sand or gravel).

Hopefully your own suggestions or one of these will help.
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Re: Plant and fish noob #4
Thanks to you both for the information!