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Can I keep a live plant in my filter? If so, what plant would be best and would I need any chemicals to help keep it alive?
 

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Hi! What kind of filter do you have? If you have a hang on the back style you can try bamboo or pothos, I just recently added both and they are doing great. I added seachem flourish, but not really for those, for some aquatic plants I added in the tank. I doubt its needed for those two as most people grow those with just water, they are pretty low maintenance. BUT! I am sure it wouldnt hurt either, maybe just low dose if you wanted to try it.

I have pothos in another tank I do not dose with anything and it is also doing great. I literally have it coming out the back through a hole I made in the lid shroud with its bare roots in the tank water.
 
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Hi! What kind of filter do you have? If you have a hang on the back style you can try bamboo or pothos, I just recently added both and they are doing great. I added seachem flourish, but not really for those, for some aquatic plants I added in the tank. I doubt its needed for those two as most people grow those with just water, they are pretty low maintenance. BUT! I am sure it wouldnt hurt either, maybe just low dose if you wanted to try it.

I have pothos in another tank I do not dose with anything and it is also doing great. I literally have it coming out the back through a hole I made in the lid shroud with its bare roots in the tank water.
Where can I get pothos? I know I can get bamboo at Home Depot, but when I search for pothos I can't find it.
 

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My Walmart has pothos. Or if you don't want to look there, any plant place might have it. Steins gardens and gifts usually has everything.
 
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Will I need special lighting to grow plants in my filter? The only lighting my tank gets is the light from my Beamswork tank light and I also leave my bedroom light on whenever I'm home
 

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Pothos and philodendron will both work, I believe. You can get them at the gardening section at WalMart.
 

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Bizzaro post some pics that sounds mad !
Will do

Will I need special lighting to grow plants in my filter? The only lighting my tank gets is the light from my Beamswork tank light and I also leave my bedroom light on whenever I'm home
For pothos, I doubt it, it grows in office buildings across the world just fine Mine only gets the reflection of light from the aquarium and already has a new leaf unfolding, its been about a week.
 
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Would recommend Marima Hang on box. The roots cannot grow into the impeller. You also get a good view of the roots.
 
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