Ivy?? - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2008, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
frogmanjared's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 590
Lightbulb Ivy??

I have about a dozen clipping of small ivy sitting in a glass bottle on a window... and seeing that the leaves haven't died in the water for over a month, I decided to take a portion with roots and plant it in my tank! My plan is to make the back wall look like Wrigley outfield...

How long do you think it will survive? If it doesn't work out, I'm going to grow some out of my hob and have it loop around the front of the tank... maybe I should do that anyways. Well, here's a picture.

frogmanjared is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2008, 08:33 PM
Wannabe Guru
monkeyruler90's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego, Ca
Posts: 1,310
Send a message via AIM to monkeyruler90
thatd be awesome
kinda like a moss wall? it'll look great!

Fluval pimp #4 aka PIMP master!


40 gallon LED fixture
monkeyruler90 is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2008, 08:55 PM
Are these real?
Wasserpest's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 15,385
Most terrestrial plants will die if submerged. Ivy is no exception. Use fake plants if you want an ivy backdrop in your tank. It might work as a background OUTSIDE of the aquarium though.
Wasserpest is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2008, 09:44 PM
Algae Grower
marufovega's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: utah
Posts: 35
looks like a new species of anubias.

marufovega is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2008, 10:30 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
MikeP_123's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Merritt Island, FL
Posts: 511
good luck =D
MikeP_123 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-05-2008, 07:46 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: North Sierra's CA
Posts: 867
keep us updated either way it grows or not.

75g, pair of gold rams , 5 1" ABN, 1- 5"discus, 2oto's, 12ADF's,8 Assin snails plus babies, 96w 6700k-light 6hrs raised, No C02, Excel, EI dry macro's and micro's, Eheim 2126, 18w UV, 2 Nano 270 powerhead. wall of bubbles for more O2 for such a deep tank.
Crystalview is offline  

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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