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Kazzy 01-01-2011 11:36 PM

Not really an aquarium plant...but...?
Ok, so I have some random plants I'm trying to get to grow some roots (they were cuttings from some plants at work) so they have been in water for now. So out of curiosity I stuck two by the filter on my 10 gallon (not full submerged, just the stalk that's rooting). Here's my question...will the plant absorb any ammonia and etc. like the aquatic plants do but just through it's roots? Thanks!!

Lupin 01-02-2011 07:05 AM

Yes, it's possible for them to absorb the nutrients in the water. Hydroponics systems work like that.

Kazzy 01-02-2011 07:32 AM

Thanks! Maybe they'll help my tank out :)

redchigh 01-04-2011 11:28 AM

Emersed plants actually remove much more waste than submerged plants of the same size...

I plan on trying a peacelilly emersed in my amazon tank at some point. Bamboo works well in one of my asian ones...

Kazzy 01-04-2011 11:31 AM


I put pothos vines in my main tank, and the other plant (no idea what it is) in my 10g. I put them directly into the filter mollies thought they were nomz :roll:

redchigh 01-04-2011 11:40 AM

Pothos vines do well in wet areas... Might want to ID the other plant though and make sure it likes wet/soggy soil.

Kazzy 01-04-2011 11:47 AM

Well the woman who gave it to me says that's how she keeps her's when trying to get them to root. I've been keeping them in water for the past 2 months and seeing (finally) a good bit of root growth.

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