Adding Plants to tank

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Adding Plants to tank

Postby monster4567 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:40 am

I have had my beardie for over a year, and he is a little over 1. I have wanted to add plants for a while but decided to finally do it. I am looking for ideas that would do well and ways to add them. I have a 6ft long tank that's 2 ft wide (should be plenty of room to add whatever. Should I add pots, a low Tupperware, turn a corner into a garden, etc? Any ideas are appreciated.
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Re: Adding Plants to tank

Postby saraho » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:57 am

I'm considering adding some plants too. Charlie and I killed the succulents I added when he first came to live at the library (I refuse to take the whole blame,) but I think I'd like to grow edible herbs such as cilantro and basil in his tank. He's super picky about greens, and I have read that some beardies want them in a more natural environment, growing instead of from my refrigerator.
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Re: Adding Plants to tank

Postby monster4567 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:08 pm

saraho wrote:I'm considering adding some plants too. Charlie and I killed the succulents I added when he first came to live at the library (I refuse to take the whole blame,) but I think I'd like to grow edible herbs such as cilantro and basil in his tank. He's super picky about greens, and I have read that some beardies want them in a more natural environment, growing instead of from my refrigerator.



I think I'm gonna add herbs and then maybe a few succulents. Not gonna add too many plants for now.
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Re: Adding Plants to tank

Postby loljelloclowdz » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:33 pm

I would stay away from succulents as most are poisonous to beardies. They lick everything around them, so make sure you choose plants that are safe and even a bit edible like cilantro, parsley, and turnip.
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Re: Adding Plants to tank

Postby monster4567 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:26 am

loljelloclowdz wrote:I would stay away from succulents as most are poisonous to beardies. They lick everything around them, so make sure you choose plants that are safe and even a bit edible like cilantro, parsley, and turnip.



I was only going to add aloe vera I think maybe a dwarf jade later. I thought those were okay? I think in total it was a snake plant, aloe, lemongrass, rosemary, and cilantro. They all are still really small and not gonna add them all together.
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Re: Adding Plants to tank

Postby Wickedpogana » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:48 pm

loljelloclowdz wrote:I would stay away from succulents as most are poisonous to beardies. They lick everything around them, so make sure you choose plants that are safe and even a bit edible like cilantro, parsley, and turnip.

Totally not true lmao most if all the plants that I use are succulents and they're totally safe haha . Jade is safe , pretty much all aloe species. The Hens and chicks and houseleeks species all fine haha Mother of thousands, Crassula ovata, haworthia , jade , echeverria , burrows tail is a favorite of mine and the best Elephant feed hundreds of more safe succulents they're hardy and can handle the temperatures and humidity in therye enclosure best way to go about using plants is going bioactive and then the plants will not only feed your beardie but break down waste and fungi in they're enclosure
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Re: Adding Plants to tank

Postby Rlowry12801 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:00 am

So how would you add them in? I'm not doing a bioactive. I would love just to be able to put them as potted plants but what kind of substrate would you use? I know succulents want the cactus mix, but I'm not sure if that would be ok for my bd?
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