Perhaps it’s just your water Pfrozen?
My soft low GH water has kept 3 going for more than 12 months.
They are top heavy and need gravel around the roots to stop them falling out of a tank but it’s not essential to keep them alive.
I have spider plants in a few of my tanks right now and it’s been over a year and they are doing great! I am thinking about doing some potho cuttings.Spider plants won't grow with the roots sitting in water... They'll do great for a month and then one day you'll wake up and find a brick of mold and rotting plant matter where the roots should be... I've tried growing them in filters too and its always the same story
Fair point. All I know is it allowed me to sometimes go 3-4 weeks without changing water in a 40 gallon tank with 3 adult goldfish without breaking 60 ppm nitrates. Whether it was the evergreen or another plant, all I know is that combo works very well and the evergreen had the most growth by far.Just because the Chinese evergreen outcompeted the other plants in your tank does not mean that it consumed nitrates more rapidly than the others. Plants require a variety of nutrients; different plants have different requirements for each nutrient. All you can really state conclusively is that the Chinese evergreen grew well in your tank because the growing conditions favored it over the others. However, along with Spider plants and Pothos, it would be a good option.
Hey Flyfisha, I saw that video too and tried it a few months ago and it worked great. Now I got a nice full bushy pot of pothos. Prior to using the propagation method that I learned in that video I used to take the vines with multiple leaves on them and wait for the vine to root.Something I forgot to add earlier.
Most pothos in containers is actually multiple cuttings in the one pot.Six or more vines growing in the one pot that looks like one plant. It’s possible to have multiple stems of pothos in a small area of a fish tank. The way a spider plant grows it will limit how many plants can fit in the same area.
Please disregard most U tube videos made by fish keepers in regards to propagating pothos. Yes just breaking off a 3 foot stem is one way to get more plants. If you really want multiple healthy cuttings watch this video at the 2 minute mark.
Please remember that nitrates are not the only contaminants in an aquarium, especially one that is overcrowded as your goldfish tank might well be, depending upon the size of the fish. While your plants might consume some the nitrates that you can measure, that does not mean they are removing the contaminants that you cannot measure. That is why water changes are needed.Fair point. All I know is it allowed me to sometimes go 3-4 weeks without changing water in a 40 gallon tank with 3 adult goldfish without breaking 60 ppm nitrates. Whether it was the evergreen or another plant, all I know is that combo works very well and the evergreen had the most growth by far.