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Postby Franco on Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:16 pm

Yeah, what pbgroupie said "just use limbs!"

You have to cut her arms and legs off and use those otherwise it wont work. By putting the severed limbs in the water it will effectively stop green water by turning it RED. duh
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Postby rpilla001 on Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:22 pm

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Postby luvfishies on Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:38 pm

Pollux wrote:*gasp* they remove nitrate!


So do various houseplants that can be rooted into water, or in an "empty" powerfilter hung on the back of the tank, running.

Pothos is one, Heart-Leaf Philodendron is another. Spiderplant can also grow in water for a short period of time. Peace Lily (a bog plant) will do OK for a bit, but will eventually "drown".

Pothos [Woody stems, firm thick leaves, often variegated]
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Heart-Leaf Philodendron [soft stems, thin, all-green leaves]
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Clean the roots of all soil, and just stick them into the filter, running. They're awesome at nitrate removal!
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Postby Annie Anderson on Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:02 pm

Gee, don't tell him that! There's no telling what he'll do next :err:
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Postby Pollux on Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:16 am

i put some philidendron and pathos in my goldfish tank a while ago after reading you recomend it somewhere, they are doing very well and the water in that tank is amazing for goldfish.
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Postby Annie Anderson on Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:10 am

what would happen if the fish or snails happened to eat a root or a leaf? would it hurt them?
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Postby Pollux on Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:17 am

in my goldfish tank the roots grow inside my java moss bag so the goldfish cant get to them, so i dont know sorry.
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Philodendron/Pothos roots

Postby AnotherSusan on Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:13 am

I gave up on rooting these in the aquarium. The roots are yummy and never last long and apparently the leaves are okay too. They are not eaten as fast as the roots, but do get eaten.
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Postby Pollux on Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:52 am

thats why i put mine inside a filter media bag cover in java moss - they cant get to the roots.
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Postby will5 on Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:55 am

I am very sorry i have not posted in a while , but i just have gotten busy with school and life. Not to mention that i totally forgot about this post. :oops:

I am very sorry once again.
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Postby Annie Anderson on Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:17 am

You don't have to be sorry, posts just end sometimes. You're not responsible for keeping them going. Just come on when you want to :D . You sound pretty busy :yes:
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Re: Philodendron/Pothos roots

Postby luvfishies on Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:53 am

AnotherSusan wrote:I gave up on rooting these in the aquarium. The roots are yummy and never last long and apparently the leaves are okay too. They are not eaten as fast as the roots, but do get eaten.


That's why you shouldn't really try and grow them IN the tank, but rather in a HOB filter with no media in it, just the plants. The water movement "feeds" the plants, enabling them to remove the nitrAtes.
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Postby will5 on Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:04 pm

Annie Anderson wrote:You don't have to be sorry, posts just end sometimes. You're not responsible for keeping them going. Just come on when you want to :D . You sound pretty busy :yes:


Thank annie.


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Re: Philodendron/Pothos roots

Postby Pollux on Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:34 pm

luvfishies wrote:That's why you shouldn't really try and grow them IN the tank, but rather in a HOB filter with no media in it, just the plants. The water movement "feeds" the plants, enabling them to remove the nitrAtes.
i was wondering - ive never use a hang on filter before - how do you put the plants in? do you take off the top or cut holes in it or? does the water not come out? thank you.
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Re: Philodendron/Pothos roots

Postby luvfishies on Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:16 pm

Pollux wrote:
luvfishies wrote:That's why you shouldn't really try and grow them IN the tank, but rather in a HOB filter with no media in it, just the plants. The water movement "feeds" the plants, enabling them to remove the nitrAtes.
i was wondering - ive never use a hang on filter before - how do you put the plants in? do you take off the top or cut holes in it or? does the water not come out? thank you.


When I did this I just took the top off, and no, the water doesn't come out, it just flows out into the tank like the filter is designed to do.
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