Thinking About Growing Pothos In Hob Filter - What Kind Of Grow Light Should I Use?

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  1. Victor Noda

    Victor NodaValued MemberMember

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    I threw some pothos cuttings in my hob filters on my 3 display tanks and since they are indoors and out of direct sunlight, I'm wondering what kind of grow lights should I get for them to get them going? Any suggestions? Kinda on a budget, and I'm hoping they won't be something that will be glaring into everyone's eyeballs?
     
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    It sounds weird, but I’ve found that pothos do really well under the Ikea grow lights for me. I’ve had success with them with ohther plants, as well!
     
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    Pothos is a low light plant so you really don't need to add an extra light for it unless your room is completely dark.
     
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    The good thing about Pothos is the fact that they will grow under just normal room light. I don't have any special kind of light for the ones I have growing in my tank and they are growing like weeds.
     
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    Agreed - they are super easy to grow, and like indirect natural light. Too much direct light will make it pretty unhappy (as I discovered).
     








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