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Old 04-15-2014, 08:58 PM   #256
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Sure is! I started with a small cutting of a variegated pothos(Epipremnum aureum) in the HOB. It now has roots in the hob, one of the hanging planters, growing through a trellis raft into the water and substrate all along the back of the tank. I don't think any roots made it down into the HOB the second time around.

The newest leaves are all larger than my hand, about 8"L x 6"W. I would say that this plant is still a juvenile on the edge of being a sub-adult. I had been thinking about cutting it into several pieces and repotting them in a hanging pot outside. I have pretty much decided to let it grow as I'd like to see how close to a full grown adult I can get it! Adult to fully grown leaves/blades range from 18" to 30" long.

Since the addition of more light the variegation has become more pronounced.
Wow thats a long plant! I didn't know their leaves could get that monstrous (adult size)!
After seeing yours and a few other lovely riparium/planted hob setups I really want to slap some plants in mine! I have ugly blue foam covering the spill ways since my tank currently has a betta who doesn't want to stay at the calm end sooo want to cover that. I've been trying to find some undemanding plants I can stuff in the HOB that I don't have to worry about misting/keeping high humidty for BUT stay a manageable size.. though I guess trimming is an easy way to keep them from getting too huge.
Thinking of looking for pothos, aluminum plant, the.. whats it called..*googles* tradescantia zebrine and, maybe maidenhair fern (not sure if I can let this ones leaves just float on the surface, or only over the side of the filter box/tank) to slap into my 2 HOBs on the 20g.

Also wanted to ask: Is that cardamine lyrata growing out of the water and very compact/tiny light leaves under the aluminum plant?
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:43 AM   #257
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Sure is! I started with a small cutting of a variegated pothos(Epipremnum aureum) in the HOB. It now has roots in the hob, one of the hanging planters, growing through a trellis raft into the water and substrate all along the back of the tank. I don't think any roots made it down into the HOB the second time around.

The newest leaves are all larger than my hand, about 8"L x 6"W. I would say that this plant is still a juvenile on the edge of being a sub-adult. I had been thinking about cutting it into several pieces and repotting them in a hanging pot outside. I have pretty much decided to let it grow as I'd like to see how close to a full grown adult I can get it! Adult to fully grown leaves/blades range from 18" to 30" long.

Since the addition of more light the variegation has become more pronounced.
Did you watch that TV show Lost? In the shots up in the woods you can the adult form pothos growing all over everything. And they are the variegated form. I also noticed large coarse green wild form Syngonium podophyllum in some areas. They shot that show mostly on Oahu. I suppose Oahu is overrun with invasive weeds.
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Wow thats a long plant! I didn't know their leaves could get that monstrous (adult size)!
After seeing yours and a few other lovely riparium/planted hob setups I really want to slap some plants in mine! I have ugly blue foam covering the spill ways since my tank currently has a betta who doesn't want to stay at the calm end sooo want to cover that. I've been trying to find some undemanding plants I can stuff in the HOB that I don't have to worry about misting/keeping high humidty for BUT stay a manageable size.. though I guess trimming is an easy way to keep them from getting too huge.
Thinking of looking for pothos, aluminum plant, the.. whats it called..*googles* tradescantia zebrine and, maybe maidenhair fern (not sure if I can let this ones leaves just float on the surface, or only over the side of the filter box/tank) to slap into my 2 HOBs on the 20g.

Also wanted to ask: Is that cardamine lyrata growing out of the water and very compact/tiny light leaves under the aluminum plant?
I covered my hob overflow with riccia fluitans to start. I've slowly added more plants to it, Hydrocotyle Japan has been a good one. Wasn't a fan of moss. Pothos, aluminum plants and T. zebrina are all easy plants for an hob. I don't mist mine super often, maybe like once a week depending on the temp & humidity in my house. I've found that I have better luck getting emersed stem plants to adjust to the lower humidity if I don't mist them as often. Most seem to melt if misted too often. I think I've finally got some Hygro. 'Brown' adjusted to growing out of the hob.

That is not cardamine but Lysimachia nummularia commonly called Creeping Jenny. I picked it up fairly cheaply at lowes. It was rinsed well and then dunked in my 55g for a couple days to ensure that any pest had plenty of time to drown.
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Did you watch that TV show Lost? In the shots up in the woods you can the adult form pothos growing all over everything. And they are the variegated form. I also noticed large coarse green wild form Syngonium podophyllum in some areas. They shot that show mostly on Oahu. I suppose Oahu is overrun with invasive weeds.
Oh yeah, it was all over that show. Definitely a weed in the right environment!
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Here are a few shots to show the growth in the last 12 days. Most are overexposed, still learning how to best photograph this tank with the new, higher light levels. I've been running the light at 75% the last couple weeks with fairly short photoperiods. I pretty much only turned it on today for these pictures as I forget to put it on a timer or tell my friend to turn it off over the weekend as I was out of town for a wedding in Charleston...ran three days straight.... Damn algae.









Here you can see the plants now well above the top of the light!!








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