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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 haven't browned or changed colour... They were fully submerged at my LFS

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Is this the plant you're talking about? I don't think it can be fully submerged.


 
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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 that's what made me get them I don't know wat to do with them now

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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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Bijou88 said:
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).
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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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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PM me a pic, I don't want to go off topic here lol... But you are a genius lol!


 

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

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Hrm what? Sorry I don't understand.


 

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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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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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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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Dom90 said:
Hrm what? Sorry I don't understand.
Sorry meant to say full lid on the tank

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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..

I'm 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 I'm 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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This is how I am trialling this plant.. Once I get my new light unit it should receive a bit more light

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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 definitely getting enough light.. My submerged plants have loads of new growth and are getting taller

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