Plants from yard

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Tdahl09, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. Tdahl09

    Tdahl09 Valued Member Member

    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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  2. aliray

    aliray Fishlore VIP Member

    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
     
  3. OP
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    Tdahl09

    Tdahl09 Valued Member Member

    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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  4. D

    DTurner Valued Member Member

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

    CindiL Fishlore Legend Member

    You could put them in riparium style with the roots in a suction cup plastic toothbrush holder or similar and have the plant out :)
     
  6. OP
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    Tdahl09

    Tdahl09 Valued Member Member

    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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  7. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    The non-aquatic plants would need to be part out of the water.
     
  8. B

    Blk69 Valued Member Member

    Thinking most outdoor plants would find it challenging living under water.
     
  9. OP
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    Tdahl09

    Tdahl09 Valued Member Member

    But the creeping Jenny is both?


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  10. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

     

    Be careful about the plants you use from the yard as some could be poisonous to your fish. Check out the list in the link above concerning poisonous plants.

     

    Thanks!

    Ken
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2015
  11. ricmcc

    ricmcc Well Known Member Member

    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
     
  12. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Hello,

    I have Pothos in my refugiums and it's growing very well, slowly but well. :)

    Ken
     
  13. ricmcc

    ricmcc Well Known Member Member

    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
     
  14. T

    Thetanknwebie Well Known Member Member

    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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    Tdahl09

    Tdahl09 Valued Member Member

    Thanks guys


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