What Is And Where To Find Pothos?

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What is pothos? I think it's a plant that helps clean nitrates, but am I right? If it is, where would I put it in my tank? Where could I buy it? What would I want to look for in a plant?
 

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pathos are a sort of vine like plant, andthey will grow hydroponically/aquaponically pretty easily the foliage needs to be out of the water while the stem and roots remain submerged. I don’t necessarily know a lot about their ability to filter, but the general consensus is that yes, they do help filter out nitrates.

They are pretty common, should be able to find anywhere that sells house plants, my local Home Depot even sells them I’m pretty sure. That being said if you know anyone or can find anyone locally who has one you can just use the cuttings to propagate new plants.
 

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Here are a few cuttings I’m keeping in a jar to propagate

I believe these are golden pathos, I think there are a couple other varieties, my favorite being the neon pathos.
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You can find pothos at your local Lowes and Home Depot. I think Walmart also sells them.
 

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Here is some of mine over 2 of my 65gs
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I got it at Lowes and just removed all the soil ..
 

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coralbandit said:
Here is some of mine over 2 of my 65gs
sRNksOml.jpg

I got it at Lowes and just removed all the soil ..
So cool! Looks like a giant cube tank! Love the way the pothos are clustered up also! What’s that ya have going on beneath the tanks?
 

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2@ 40b with rams under the 65gs !
Picture must have been Sunday night with boxes prepped for Monday shipping !
The pothos is tangled and hanging on a nice piece of Manzanita wood that is barely visible..
The plant now goes all the way around the room and touches all 20+ tanks !
I think there are more benefits then nutrient removal from the roots creating a natural environment for fish to better quality air.
I even kind of think my fish dig looking out and seeing some greenery ?? Sure would reason to think it could even calm the fish visually ?
I know they enjoy surface cover how ever you can offer it ..
 
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coralbandit said:
Here is some of mine over 2 of my 65gs
sRNksOml.jpg

I got it at Lowes and just removed all the soil ..
Wow that looks cool. What fish are going in the tanks?
 

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aoiumi said:
Wow that looks cool. What fish are going in the tanks?
The 2 65s have Dantunm angels and Bolivian rams in one and discus and gold rams in other ..They were new and empty when that pick was taken .
 

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Pothos is a house plant that someone decided would be a good aquarium topper. Right now you may find it at your local walmart on clearance. Lowes and Home depot usually keeps it indoors. Some garden centers will also carry it. I also have propagated purple heart secretia and wondering jew. Ladies love vining house plants so when you prune cuttings, root them in water, make hanging baskets and give them or sell them to ppl you know.
 

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DannyPritchett01 -
you said, "I also have propagated purple heart secretia and wondering jew."
Are you talking about using them in your tank?
 
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