Plants from yard

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

  1. Tdahl09Valued MemberMember

    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

    Live everyday
  2. alirayFishlore VIPMember

    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. Tdahl09Valued MemberMember

    I put them in there and they grew out over the edges but the base is not in any dirt just water

    Live everyday

  4. DTurnerValued MemberMember

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

  5. CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    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. Tdahl09Valued MemberMember

    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!

    Live everyday
  7. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    The non-aquatic plants would need to be part out of the water.
  8. Blk69Valued MemberMember

    Thinking most outdoor plants would find it challenging living under water.
  9. Tdahl09Valued MemberMember

    But the creeping Jenny is both?

    Live everyday
  10. AquaristFishlore LegendMember


    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.



    Last edited: Jul 10, 2015
  11. ricmccWell Known MemberMember

    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. AquaristFishlore LegendMember


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

  13. ricmccWell Known MemberMember

    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. ThetanknwebieWell Known MemberMember

    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.

    Sent from my iPhone using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum
  15. Tdahl09Valued MemberMember

    Thanks guys

    Live everyday

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice