OK, I keep learning as I go... New lesson.. Do not buy plants in tubes from Petco :P Got a peacock fern, said it was aquatic, and I get home to look up plant care for that type, and discover it is *not* aquatic!
What I'd like to know is, I have seen some pics of people growing plants coming out of the inside of their filter, out the top of the aquarium. I have a whisper micro filter that seems it might be suited for this, as it has a large open area at the top of the tank.
Would it be ok to plop the stems into this and have the leafy part of the plant sticking out? it'd actually look very nice if it works, but I don't want to mess up the balance in my tank water by doing it.