I have some silver tipped mondo grass I got as a small plant I yanked from a big plant at the home depot I work at lol, it's growing fantastically. I also have a pothos that has been in there for almost two months now... it's not really doing anything though, for some reason it hates me and refuses to grow lol.
Almost any tropical plant you can find for sale as a houseplant with the exception of desert cacti.
Pothos, lucky bamboo, chinese evergreen, peace lily, and heartleaved philodendrons do really well in almost all situations.
With more light, pileas are pretty and they stall small. Purple waffle plants will in time grow large but slowly and will do very well with good lighting. Creeping fig takes a while to establish but in time it will easily take off and grow enormous. In big tanks sweet potato vine is great, with the roots down in the tank. Syngonium likes good light but will do with less and in time becomes a very sizable vine. In very good light try mint as well.
Try almost any of those little 3 inch pots of foliage available at any Walmart or Lowes. I've yet to find a plant that didn't adapt.
This is very interesting to me! Thanks for sharing your experience. I just bought a huge AquaClear that I had some reservations about, being that it's going to go on a 15 gallon tank, but with some creativity I think I can make it something to look at now.
Anyone know how to grow anubias nana emersed? I have some in my smaller tank that I want to switch to emersed growth. Do I just take it out of water and leave the roots and rhizome in the HOB? Afraid the leaves will dry out. Will the leaves initially die off and then grow back? Don't want to kill it.