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house plants???

What kind of house plants can you use? What's a good plant I can put in my hob filter?


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You could try Syngonium, Pothos, Lucky bamboo, or Peace lilies.
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That's some good ideas. What about for inside the tank?


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That's some good ideas. What about for inside the tank?
As in under water? House plants are terrestrial not marsh/swamp plants (like most under water plants we use are) because "house plants" are generally very undemanding, march and swamp plants used for aquariums would need a lot more watering (and some high humidity, so often misting) thus they are not deemed 'house pants'.
Creeping jenny is the only exception to this I can think of, but its a 'garden plant' not 'house plant' that can grow completely submerged, emersed, or mix of both.

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I want some plants I can grow out of a filter. Might try some pothos


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Oo I thought you meant submerged, forgot what section this was in ^^'There are several plants you can try in HOB, I've used:
Pothos (mind the roots they can get long and clog the propeller)
Fittonia albivenis
Tradescantia zebrine
Creeping Jenny
Riccia

Some have grown tomato plants, many use bamboo,... You can try pretty much any plant that does not have care info like "do not leave in standing water" "prefer dry soil" or the like.
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Some people also do orchids or peace lily

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Cut off a small section of a pothos and put it in the hob. Got one of those small soap holders to stick on glass and maybe plant something or tie anubias out of it.
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I have Fittonia "pink angel", purple waffle, peace lily, and allura anthurium. I picked them up at Lowes and seem to be doing well. Still a work in progress...

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what is the small light green plant on the right front side? And it looks like your plants have adapted well ^^

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Thanks Aqua, so far so good. I'm not sure what the name of it is. Its some sort of ground cover I've got all in my yard. The stuff grows and spreads like crazy. It will even grow in the cracks on rocks.

After looking online, it is some sort of creeping sedum. It gets these little yellow flowers in the spring. It is doing very well, I've already had to trim it twice...

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If that is indeed a sedum, sedum are succulents. Probably why it's not in the most recent pictures. Succulents need to go dry between waterings. It grows between rocks and cracks in your yard because they develop very shallow root systems, and can go a long time between water.


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Its not in the second photo because that's a second filter with its own plants. And from what auav8r said, sounds like its growing well in the hob to grow fast enough for multiple trimmings to be needed.

I also see a fern in the second hob, do you know which type of fern that is? My first fern attempt failed but I think I was too rough on its roots when getting soil off and shocked it.

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Well, I'd be surprised if it's successful long-term if it is a sedum. Succulents dont root in just water, they need to callous first, then are laid out on dry soil until they spit out roots. They have issues w/ too much water.

The fern looks like a boston compacta, maybe, or something very similar.


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I'm not exactly sure that is what this is but it's been in there for about two weeks and is doing well so far. Here is a better pic.
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