Banana Plants!!! - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 05:49 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 62
Banana Plants!!!

Are awesome.

Just want to put that out there. I'm slowly but surely building a better tank and right now I need better lighting and some CO2 but in the meantime banana plants are making this guy feel pretty good about himself because these guys grow. I have one that has "lily padded" the top of the tank and all of them are rooting out and into my dirted tank. I highly recommend these to low tech planted tanks "noobs". This is definitely a plant that will help me maintain my planted tank status.

That is all.
ANTIplastic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 05:58 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
aokashi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: New York, New York
Posts: 1,510
XD I got mine wayyyy back... I've totally forgotten about it... whether it's still alive or which tank I've put it in *blush*

thanks for reminding me

they are pretty cool. I dont like the lily pad effect and prefer to have them short and submersed.
aokashi is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 06:58 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
steven p's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: columbus, ne
Posts: 1,528
Mine never did well.. it melted away slowly.
steven p is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 09:52 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Elppan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: MA
Posts: 403
My betta ate mine.... Seriously. He picks on plants, but he flat out ate the banana plant...

Back on the forum after two moves across two years! Slowly getting back into the hobby!
Elppan is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 01:16 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 1,571
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elppan View Post
My betta ate mine.... Seriously. He picks on plants, but he flat out ate the banana plant...
Beast! Veggie slayer! He's part goldfish?!?
SpecGrrl is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 01:16 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 1,571
Quote:
Originally Posted by aokashi View Post
XD I got mine wayyyy back... I've totally forgotten about it... whether it's still alive or which tank I've put it in *blush*

thanks for reminding me

they are pretty cool. I dont like the lily pad effect and prefer to have them short and submersed.
It lurks beneath the susswassertang.
SpecGrrl is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 02:17 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Elppan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: MA
Posts: 403
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpecGrrl View Post
Beast! Veggie slayer! He's part goldfish?!?
Lol it wouldn't surprise me. He always thinks he starving or something. Munches on my bacopa, pulls out leaves on the crypts, took chunks out of frogbit. I tried to give his snail in the tank a small piece of spinach, he yanked it away and ate it... Brat

I acquired a small sad banana plant for free BEFORE I realized he was the reason my plants had holes... Plopped it in to float it before I planted it. Came back and one of the two leaves it had was floating on the top, the stem missing, I figured maybe it was fragile and had fallen off.
Went to my computer and checked my email, out of the corner of my eye Lord Baelish swims up and attacks a root! I watched as he gobbled it up.... what a fatty...

So, as cool as banana plants are... When I get another one, it's going in a different tank. Hahaha

Back on the forum after two moves across two years! Slowly getting back into the hobby!
Elppan is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 03:07 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
@marko@'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: livingston, nj
Posts: 5,693
i have had them do really well, and then stop doing well for no real reason. once i let one throw up lily pads, and when i trimmed em off they would grow roots, but they never threw up any other leaves.
but they are cheap and easy and good for low-light, so i dont mind replacing them yearly in my betta barracks if they die.
@marko@ is offline  
Reply

Tags
banana plant, first time, newbie tank

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome