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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 05:07 PM
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As the pictures above show:
Leaves and stem in the air, roots in the tank.
No need for soil.
Make sure there is reasonable light up there where the leaves are. Chinese Evergreen, and most of the plants we are talking about are low light plants, when grown as house plants. If you want high nitrogen removal, though, you will have to provide more light. I got the best growth out of Pothos when it was in a west facing window. I used a curtain to keep the direct sun off, but it was a pretty bright location.
If you want to do a plant in an HOB you could fill the HOB with lava rock. This is very good to hold the upright plants, and will grow lots of bacteria for the aquarium.
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Hmmm, I think I may have a very large one in my living room. My fiance's parents gave it to us. I will take a pic when I get home and post it on here.
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Chinese Evergreen "Aglaonema" works best emersed in the tank. It will definitely keep the water just about nitrogen free if that's what you want. Attached is a pic of a 45 G with some "Ag" plants called Cutlass. There's another in the pic called Gemini.

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Hello Cin...

Chinese Evergreen "Aglaonema" works best emersed in the tank. It will definitely keep the water just about nitrogen free if that's what you want. Attached is a pic of a 45 G with some "Ag" plants called Cutlass. There's another in the pic called Gemini.

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So is this what I have then?

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Hello Cin...

Chinese Evergreen "Aglaonema" works best emersed in the tank. It will definitely keep the water just about nitrogen free if that's what you want. Attached is a pic of a 45 G with some "Ag" plants called Cutlass. There's another in the pic called Gemini.

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That is neat, imagine the fish must love the roots.
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So is this what I have then?
Hello again Cin...

Your plant in the vase isn't a variety of Chinese Evergreen to the best of my knowledge. It looks like a variety of Peace lily. These will work emersed in the tank, but not nearly as well as Aglaonema. I've tried just about all of the land plants sold in the local stores that can grow emersed and "Ags" work the best.

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Do y’all thank I could add fertilizers to the tank for this to help growth of the pothos? Something like Seachem Flourish? The plant is growing well but I wouldn't mind faster growth.
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