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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-05-2018, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Plants above the surface?

I need an advice - what plant to choose?

I have an 8 gallon simple aquarium with few small animal creatures and quite a few plants.

Recently I replaced the cover with led light, well above.

I would like to add an easy plant that will grow higher up to get above the water, and preferably with some flowers (even inconspicuous) .

I will appreciate any help.

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Lucky bamboo goes above the surface, but im not sure if it flowers

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Bacopa grows out easy. At least some variant can get blue flowers. I get some reddish leaves, but no flowers for me. I only have a little as emersed. Worth some investigation.

Aponogeton is another I have out the top. It gets some small white stem flowers that I like, and I get little baby aponos, too. Some variants have better looking flowers than others, with purple or red, or with multiple flowers.

Anubias is happy to be out in the air, with roots getting nutrients of course. No flowers for me on that, either. Other folks have more success there.

Pothos is really easy. Lots of folks have that in their HOB, or out a corner. I have it all over in my office, across cubicle walls and spreading like mad.

I only have those examples for my success. Look here for more: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/33.../134655?page=1


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I can only grow plants when they're completely under water. Everything else is doomed.
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I'd suggest looking into something called a Riparium and plants associated with Ripariums. Here is an example of what they look like:








You can find all sorts of info about them right here on the forum!
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those pictures are inspiring. Might have to add some plants to an overflow tank I have
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those pictures are inspiring. Might have to add some plants to an overflow tank I have
Well if it's inspiring, let me add some more!










If you need planters and plants, Devin sells them here: https://www.aquaverdi.com/

Be sure to email him, as he has more plants than what's offered on the website. I've bought from him many times, a great guy and great products!



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The Chinese evergreen house plant will definitely grow with the root ball immersed in the water with the leaves above. It produces a white to light green flower. The best thing is, it needs only room light to grow.

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