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Old 11-02-2006, 10:15 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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I have a tank full off aggressive fish that eat any plant that I put into
the tank (they even chewed up some plastic ones). So I decided to do a
little experiment. Went to home depot, got a philodendron, and rinsed the
dirt away. I then wrapped the roots into nylon and stuck just the roots into
my 150 gallon tank. I then put in little hooks in the wall and strung the
plant across the wall. I want to see if this will help me with some nitrate
absorption. I have seen a few websites where this plant is used as a filter.

Does anyone think these plants will survive? I have the philodendron in many
vases in just water and they seem to be growing very well. I think the tank
water will be even better for them.



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Dan J.S. wrote:
I have a tank full off aggressive fish that eat any plant that I put into
the tank (they even chewed up some plastic ones). So I decided to do a
little experiment. Went to home depot, got a philodendron, and rinsed the
dirt away. I then wrapped the roots into nylon and stuck just the roots into
my 150 gallon tank. I then put in little hooks in the wall and strung the
plant across the wall. I want to see if this will help me with some nitrate
absorption. I have seen a few websites where this plant is used as a filter.

Does anyone think these plants will survive? I have the philodendron in many
vases in just water and they seem to be growing very well. I think the tank
water will be even better for them.


Rosario La Corte used to do this, like most things he did (ie breeding discus)
before anybody else. It's a sound idea that works very very well.

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I have a tank full off aggressive fish that eat any plant that I put into
the tank (they even chewed up some plastic ones). So I decided to do a
little experiment. Went to home depot, got a philodendron, and rinsed the
dirt away. I then wrapped the roots into nylon and stuck just the roots
into my 150 gallon tank. I then put in little hooks in the wall and strung
the plant across the wall. I want to see if this will help me with some
nitrate absorption. I have seen a few websites where this plant is used as
a filter.

Does anyone think these plants will survive? I have the philodendron in
many vases in just water and they seem to be growing very well. I think
the tank water will be even better for them.

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As long as they get enough LIGHT hanging out of the tank they should do
fine. I have a velvet philo' living on nothing but "used" betta tank water
in a semi-sunny window.
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Hi..

Does anyone think these plants will survive?


Scindapsus aureus would survice and grow..
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