Growing Plants in Filter? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
Kytkattin's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: California
Posts: 1,486
Growing Plants in Filter?

So I bought some Mondo grass on impulse from Petsmart. Turns out it isn't an aquatic plant at all. lol. So instead of drowning it I set it on top of my filter output (Hagen Aquaclear, hasn't had a lid since day one). Has anyone ever tried this? I figure it can't hurt anything, if anything it will just add some extra filtration. Of course the plant itself might not appreciate my little hydroponic scheme, but whatever, it was pretty much doomed to die anyways. I will post a picture tomorrow!

Remember that the tank your fish lives in is his or her's whole world. Ask yourself this question, and answer it honestly: would you choose to live there?
Kytkattin is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 12:13 AM
ao's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 6,440
it will work :) might die back a little :)
ao is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 12:14 AM
polukoff's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 436
Mondo grass does not grow much at all but it will stay alive. Just don't expect it to do much.
polukoff is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 07:06 AM
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 9,050
I do that with Lucky Bamboo, Pothos, and Peace Lilies. It should work.
ChoclateBetta is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 02:37 PM
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 9,050
I tried it ounce and it died but might work for you.
ChoclateBetta is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome