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Pothos "refugium"

Post by bulldogg7 on Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:03 pm

Thanks to IceBlue for the pothos suggestion a while back thumbs up

Started off with a few cuttings


took around a month for the roots to develop, then divided them into a few smaller plants




wasn't long before they needed a trellis of some kind, and I took the elodea out



the roots have about 1/2 filled the "fuge" now
and had to extend the trellis a bit


hardly anything has grown on my turf scrubber in a couple of months.


even though I skipped a water change last week with the holiday and all, nitrates are still 10 or just a hair under on a pretty well-stocked 180gal.
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Re: Pothos "refugium"

Post by Emma on Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:23 pm

Very neat! Is that a hoya*spelling? What other plants could be used?

I've done lots of spider plant starts in water to replant in soil... would they work like that or would they poison the fish?
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Re: Pothos "refugium"

Post by bulldogg7 on Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:54 pm

I'm not too keen on houseplants, iceblue told me about the pothos/pathos
Found this http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?t=30022 but doesn't really give a lot of info on the spider plant.
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Re: Pothos "refugium"

Post by iceblue on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:32 pm

Wow. thumbs up They're doing really well. Are you useing any type of fertilizers to supply additional micro and macro nutrients?
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Re: Pothos "refugium"

Post by bulldogg7 on Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:37 pm

nope, just fish poop

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Re: Pothos "refugium"

Post by iceblue on Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:45 pm

Sorry....... I just can't resist.

stickfish O.K. You got the fish, now squeeze.
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Re: Pothos "refugium"

Post by bulldogg7 on Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:05 am

Took the turf scrubber off, once the pothos got big enough it just stopped growing anything .
Put some java moss on the divider a couple of months ago and it's doing pretty well, that "divider" has a house-filter core over it and the water flows over into the next chamber, the moss has anchored to the core. The filter bag is Purigen.




attempted a panorama, some of it's long enough to reach the other side of the stand, but all my powerstrips and wires are over there so I had to try to keep it on this half of the stand
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Re: Pothos "refugium"

Post by iceblue on Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:08 pm

The pathos is amazing. I'm getting pretty excited to try it in my hood trough.
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Re: Pothos "refugium"

Post by cichlidman on Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:51 pm

We used them as decor for years.
Patty would take cuttings off hers.

Long well rooted pieces make great plants for tall Aquariums.
Our Angels laid on the leaves. We would just pluck a leaf.
Move it to a 2 gallon to hatch and raise.

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Re: Pothos "refugium"

Post by bulldogg7 on Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:29 am

the moss has covered the section anywhere from 3-4 inches thick




Pothos has pretty much filled up that side of the stand



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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:27 am

Very cool!!! Wink

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Re: Pothos "refugium"

Post by iceblue on Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:31 pm

The plants look great. Any critters take up residency yet? alien
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Post by bulldogg7 on Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:56 pm

No hornets yet, haven't seen any cool bugs in there

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