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Pothos...emerged or submerged?

whats the best way to grow pothos in my tank? I currently have the roots only in the water, leaves above water and its growing at a decent rate i suppose and looks healthy. however I was wondering if it will do as well or better with the entire plant (or most of it) submerged. My boy currently likes to hide in the roots but he REALLY like to play in the leaves when I DID try it submerged (I chickened out and removed it after a day b/c I was afraid I would kill it)

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The leaves will die underwater I keep mine in the filter.
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whats the best way to grow pothos in my tank? I currently have the roots only in the water, leaves above water and its growing at a decent rate i suppose and looks healthy. however I was wondering if it will do as well or better with the entire plant (or most of it) submerged. My boy currently likes to hide in the roots but he REALLY like to play in the leaves when I DID try it submerged (I chickened out and removed it after a day b/c I was afraid I would kill it)
you can probably do half half. some pothos dont fransitiob well. so if you ever feel the bottom submersed leaves are dying, simply pull it back up again
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yeah I thought about doing that, just wondered if anyone had any experience with it submerged. guess if it dies its easy enough to replace. as long as its not harmful to my fish

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tanseattle does his submersed
easy to replace is not the problem. someplants when they die releases toxins. and rottening bits will definitely give your tank a large ammonia spike
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well I do 100% water changes weekly so it wont have a chance to rot thankfully z;) ima try the half in half out route and see how it goes

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ok :) keepin it near the filter will also help.
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well his tank is only a 2g unfiltered, hence the use of the pothos as a natural filter

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That might be oky tank size would see if that is enough water changes but do not submerge it.
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OFL said my water changes were fine with my setup

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