Plants above the surface? - The Planted Tank Forum
  • 2 Post By Acro
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-05-2018, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 1
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.

Last edited by Marcin1960; 06-05-2018 at 01:44 PM. Reason: style corrections
Marcin1960 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-06-2018, 03:15 PM
Algae Grower
Joeybekius's Avatar
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Michigan
Posts: 25
Lucky bamboo goes above the surface, but im not sure if it flowers

25 gal reef and 20 gal goldfish
Joeybekius is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-08-2018, 04:06 PM
Planted Member
Proteus01's Avatar
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 216
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:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
I can only grow plants when they're completely under water. Everything else is doomed.
Proteus01 is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-08-2018, 06:48 PM
Wannabe Guru
PTrader: (30/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,248
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!
Good Luck!

I Want A Golden Goose!
Acro is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-08-2018, 07:58 PM
Algae Grower
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 31
those pictures are inspiring. Might have to add some plants to an overflow tank I have
Outofwater is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-08-2018, 11:07 PM
Wannabe Guru
PTrader: (30/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,248
Originally Posted by Outofwater View Post
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:

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!

Outofwater and Outofwater like this.

I Want A Golden Goose!

Last edited by Acro; 06-12-2018 at 05:25 PM. Reason: .
Acro is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-09-2018, 12:11 PM
Planted Member
MultiTankGuy's Avatar
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 183

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.


"The fish keeping hobby is very simple. Just change out a lot of water, a lot of the time!"
MultiTankGuy 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:


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