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10-29-2012 03:47 PM
charms Sweet!! Its definitely yellow compared to the marble queen!

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10-29-2012 03:40 AM
Hidden Walrus Yes it is. I cannot tell whether it is another "marble queen" or if it's a golden pothos with the lighting though. A golden pothos will have yellow speckles, a marble queen white.
10-29-2012 12:48 AM
AirstoND Yes seems like it
10-28-2012 09:14 AM
charms Anyone?

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10-27-2012 02:35 PM
charms Ok.. is this a pothos??!

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10-26-2012 10:34 AM
charms Well that is pertinent info to know!! There is no outlet I can reach on that side of the tank.. I want the ac70 on that side cause the canister filter is on the other.. I don't think a clip lamp would work because of the lip on the tank.. hhhmmmm... what to do ?.. Gotta figure this out tho..

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10-26-2012 03:53 AM
Hidden Walrus Is there any way to position the light right above the plant? Because CFLs are only effective for plant growth when less than a foot away from the plant. A desk lamp 4 feet away and to the side probably won't make much difference to the plant.

The best pothos for next-to-no lighting would be a jade pothos - it is entirely green with no variegation - but that kind is hard to find. Golden pothos is the most readily available species and that would still work better than the marble queen type but I would still try to put the light closer to it for best growth.
10-26-2012 03:32 AM
charms Ok.. here's what I got going on now. Added a desk lamp w/ a 14w cfl bulb. Hopefully thats sufficient for this plant.. if not then I'll try again to get a 'regular' pothos. Lol!
It is brighter than the picture shows too.


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10-21-2012 01:41 AM
charms The window is actually tin foiled for maximum darkness... redneck, I know. Lol
But I did get a 14w cfl bulb and a desk lamp.. I'll try and post a pic tomorrow of the set up.

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10-21-2012 01:27 AM
Hoppy What am I missing? The plant is right in front of a window, which is kept heavily curtained. During the daytime is there any reason not to open that curtain?
10-20-2012 11:50 PM
charms Dang it!! Its like I just can't get this right!! AARRGGGGG!!

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10-20-2012 11:05 PM
Hidden Walrus The plant you purchased looks like a "marble queen" pothos, which is a different (but related) species from regular pothos. I have both in my tank and find that that cultivar grows larger leaves but also grows them more slowly and takes longer to root than golden pothos. Still, it is prettier once established I think. It will definitely need good lighting, more than regular pothos would get by with.
10-19-2012 06:18 AM
Indian fern
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Originally Posted by AirstoND View Post
Charms:
I think that plant in your OP is a dieffenbachia. I've kept mine in a HOB nicely w/o problems. I've had a 6CFL fixture on all emersed growth.

Yellow leaves could also be a number of combining factors, such as low Mg, water temp, alkanity, etc. One or two yelllow leaves/stems is also normal for dieffenbachias, just pull them off

So believe me, you can still keep its roots submerged in your tank.

My 15 gal has anthurium, spider, iresine, jasminium, spath, lucky bamboo, and the diffenbachia in the angle of this picture unfortunately has only one leaf visible, but trust me there are 4-5 other large ones there with the white patches on them. The white patch Ive reads shows up when there's sufficient light and it's due to a "virus" activated in plant.
The white scars are actually variegations. :3
10-19-2012 06:17 AM
Indian fern
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Hello charms...

Philodendron isn't the best choice if you want to emerse land plants in your aquarium. Pothos, a variety of Philodendron works much better and even better is Alglaonema (Chinese Evergreen). Anyway, check the plant you have to make sure all the potting mixture is removed. You need to aerate the root ball. I use an air pump and run a line of tubing under the water and directly under the plant roots. This will provide the roots with plenty of oxygen and move the water with the dissolved nutrients through the roots. Clip off the yellowing leaves, if the plant isn't too far gone, this will stimulate new growth.

Philodendren does best with a light source in addition to ambient (room) light. This time of year the light in the room is dimmer. So, get an inexpensive pole lamp and put in one of the higher watt eco bulbs and keep the lamp on at least 12 hours per day. I have mine on timers.



Just a couple of thoughts.

B
I agree agalanomeas or chinese evergreens are best plants. Does best In hydroculture. :3
10-19-2012 01:31 AM
AirstoND Charms:
I think that plant in your OP is a dieffenbachia. I've kept mine in a HOB nicely w/o problems. I've had a 6CFL fixture on all emersed growth.

Yellow leaves could also be a number of combining factors, such as low Mg, water temp, alkanity, etc. One or two yelllow leaves/stems is also normal for dieffenbachias, just pull them off

So believe me, you can still keep its roots submerged in your tank.

My 15 gal has anthurium, spider, iresine, jasminium, spath, lucky bamboo, and the diffenbachia in the angle of this picture unfortunately has only one leaf visible, but trust me there are 4-5 other large ones there with the white patches on them. The white patch Ive reads shows up when there's sufficient light and it's due to a "virus" activated in plant.
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