Anybody tried pond plants in their tanks? Question

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by HappyKnitter, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. HappyKnitter

    HappyKnitterValued MemberMember

    I have a 55 gallon goldfish tank..and I am lucky so far they dont munch on them . I have anachris and fern and some bulb plants that they sale in pet store .. but I am looking for a bigger plant.. So I went to Home Depot and they have the pond plants on sale . I bought one to see how it will grow or if..To my surprise it has ..This is a Water Liliy it is in my QT tank. pondplant.jpg
    Question has anybody else put pond plants in their aquarium? pros / cons
  2. jetajockey

    jetajockeyFishlore VIPMember

    Well an aquarium is just a pond with clear sides, so you can grow most of the things that grow in a pond inside of a tank. One difference is that a pond gets much more light than a typical aquarium, so you may have trouble growing/getting good coloration out of certain plants if you don't have strong lighting. The other difference is that pond plants are meant to be viewed from above, so typically there's more emphasis on emergent type growth, floaters, etc. Not really a big deal just a different basic philosophy.
  3. OP

    HappyKnitterValued MemberMember

    jetajockey thanks so it is more light and no aquarium lid..I have a glass lids and still looking for lights

    Oh and I love your avatar.. I had a green quaker parrot , it was given to my daughter its name was Squirt and as years went on it got very mean.. We brought it to a breeder and it ended that Squirt was really a little female that really wanted to change to Drizzle..
  4. jetajockey

    jetajockeyFishlore VIPMember

    Cute. I just got this blue quaker, the photo is while he was still hand feeding at the store. We had a breeding pair of green ones years ago.
  5. Jheila

    JheilaValued MemberMember

    I've actually grown many lily pads in my tanks to get them ready for the pond. While the big fish in the pond still ate them up, the lilies in the tank did fantastic, and the shrimp loved to play with them.
  6. Axelrodi202Valued MemberMember

    Be careful of pests; bad stuff like dragonfly nymphs could sneak in.

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