Lizards tail

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Kimberly4403, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. K

    Kimberly4403 Well Known Member Member

    I recently got 2 lizard tail plants without researching them woops anyway ive recently seen pictures of them with leaves outside or above water line.. Does this mean they will be no good fully submerged? Ive only had them just over 1 week so far they havent browned or changed colour... They were fully submerged at my LFS

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  2. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

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    Kimberly4403 Well Known Member Member

    Yeah i was reading that page when i realised.. Yes i think its that one it was laybelled as lizards tail the LFS lady said she has it in her low light tanks thats what made me get them :( i dont know wat to do with them now

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  4. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    You could just grow them in a container with water for your house. Or grow them out of the tank with the roots in the water, like people do with land plants (pothos etc).

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  5. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    You know that's an excellent idea for those with mbunas or fish that uproot or destroy plants. Grow them in your filter and they will eat the nitrates right? Would that work?


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  6. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    Yep. I grow mine in little baskets made out of plastic mesh zip tied into a box shape and suction cupped to the back wall.

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  7. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    PM me a pic, I don't want to go off topic here lol... But you are a genius lol!


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  8. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    You can get black mesh too, which I'll do eventually so it'll blend better but white was what I had on hand atm.

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  9. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Hmm I'm not sure where the mesh in your first pic is... Is it on top of the tank? Would this lizard's tail grow like this? Is it one of those nitrate land plants I heard about before?


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    Kimberly4403 Well Known Member Member

    That would only work if u didnt have to have a full on the tank?

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  11. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Hrm what? Sorry I don't understand.


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  12. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    The bottom picture is the plants sticking out of the top of my tank, the top picture is what the mesh "cage" looks like inside the tank. I have a glass versa top hood that I left the plastic part off of so there's about a 1.5-2" gap at the back, which the plants are sticking out of...

    This is a golden pothos, the op's plant theoretically should be able to grow like this as well since the roots are under water.
    Dom90, i don't think we're going off topic since Kimberly was asking what could be done with the plants since they can't be fully submerged. It's not my idea btw, i stole it :)

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  13. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Oh ok I get it... KarenLM just has her pothos roots in her HOB I think. Wondering which way would be easier...


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  14. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    You can do either way, I went with this because the roots wouldn't stay situated in my aquaclear hob without the plants falling out, lol.

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    Kimberly4403 Well Known Member Member

    Sorry meant to say full lid on the tank

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  16. OP
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    Kimberly4403 Well Known Member Member

    Well so far my lizards tail has been fully submerged for 2 weeks and who knows how long it was sumberged for before and whilst at LFS..

    Im going to try an ecperiment ive left 2 fully submerged and ive got 1 suction capped to side of tank with just roots in water im going to see which one is going to grow best if the one out of water grows good i might take other 2 out and do the same.. Ill get a pic when my lights come on

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    Last edited: Jul 27, 2015
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    Kimberly4403 Well Known Member Member

    This is how i am trialling this plant.. Once i get my new light unit it should recieve a bit more light

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    Kimberly4403 Well Known Member Member

    So my lizards tail that is half out of the water is starting to brown around the edges looks worse compaired to my fully submerged ones.. With my new light unit its definately getting enough light.. My submerged plants have loads of new growth and are getting taller

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