Plants from yard

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Can I use plants that I have in my yard? I have already used creeping Jenny in my tanks and it works out great. I was wondering about using sedum since it does really well in my bird bath and fountains. I just don't want to harm my fish. All plants a pest aside free


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How are you growing sedums in a bird bath or fountain? They are a succulant and I would think the roots would rot if not allowed to dry out between watering. Alison
 
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I put them in there and they grew out over the edges but the base is not in any dirt just water


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The main difference would be that you have the roots submerged in water, in an aquarium you would have the whole plant submerged.
 

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You could put them in riparium style with the roots in a suction cup plastic toothbrush holder or similar and have the plant out
 
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I'm afraid of my snails getting out, as it is momma mystery laid eggs on the side of the filter the first night in the new tank!


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Thinking most outdoor plants would find it challenging living under water.
 

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Is this not just hydroponics, and if so, I believe that Amazon Kindle (I am sure among many other sources) offers a guide or several as to which plants are safe with fish, and to their husbandtry. It seems to be becoming quite popular; sort of a semi-wet Walstad. rick
 

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I have always thought that those would look kind of neat draping a tank, roots in water; would look even more primeval than my pre married days fridge looked--rick
 

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Non aquatic plants can be kept in aquarium as long as their leaves are in the air but their roots submerged. I've seen some DIY tutorials that use a suction toothbrush or sponge holder on the side of the tank.


 
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