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seove
10-03-2014, 09:00 PM
I've been growing a sweet potato in my overflow box for a few months now. I put the slips in the sump that they are doing well. I'm not sure how the vine will do over the winter here in NE Ohio.

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seove
10-03-2014, 09:22 PM
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/showfull.php?photo=24108

sheamurai
10-03-2014, 09:38 PM
very cool I would love to try that.

Right now I have a devils ivy/porthos rooted in my tank substrate, and three leaves have made it to air and it seems to be doing well.

Compass
10-04-2014, 01:25 AM
That's cool. I too have phothos in my tank, though I didn't plant it. I just stuck it down into the water a few inches. It has grown up and around my tank now.

SueD
10-04-2014, 01:12 PM
That's cool. I too have phothos in my tank, though I didn't plant it. I just stuck it down into the water a few inches. It has grown up and around my tank now.

Would you have a pic of this? I have pothos and I like the potted ones to stay shorter and bushy. So I keep taking cuttings off and they're just sitting in a glass of water right now with lots of roots developing. I gave a lot away and Just haven't got around to potting the rest and not sure I need another potted pothos around. Looking to see how you would get them to stay with the roots in the tank and the leaves out of the tank.

Compass
10-04-2014, 01:36 PM
I would but it will not be till Monday as this is in my office tank. However I can describe it to you. I have a glass versa top and all I did was wedge the stem into the back of the lid so it holds it in place. I didn't even stick that much of the stem into the water. Now I have roots going almost to the substrate though they are hard to see for the plants already in the tank. It took it a while but I've trained it to grow around the front of the tank. I'll get you some pictures of it and how it is held in place.

SueD
10-04-2014, 03:45 PM
That would be great, thanks. I also have the versa top, but I don't keep the plastic strip on the back, so there's a little larger gap. I thought that maybe as the leaves grew they might start pull the rest of the plant out. If I see yours, maybe I can work it out.

IHateAlgae
10-05-2014, 12:08 AM
Try doing something like this with the plants.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mjlu2xAugk