Thread: Hornwort moss
09-05-2008, 01:53 PM #1
I saw some Hornwort moss ay my local nursary.It is growing in dirt right now.Can I take some clippings and grow it submersed in water than add to my tanks or is this the wrong moss for aquariums?
My lfs does not carry live tank plants?
Can any house plants or vines be grown in a fish tank?
09-06-2008, 06:10 AM #2
Many of the plants grown in aquariums aren't actually aquatic plants, but given enough light and CO2 they will grow submerged. No idea about the moss you're referring to, but Java moss will grow just fine completely submerged, barely damp (not allowed to dry out though) or anywhere in between. House plants can be grown in aquariums, but few will last long completely submerged. Pothos and philodendrons can live quite well rooted in a tank or filter as long as msot of the vine stays out of the water. They'll also absorb nitrates.
09-07-2008, 10:47 PM #3
Well that sounds like a plan.I believe I have a few of those hanging around the house.Shoud I take some clippings and place them in the gravel with the rest hanging out ,or root them separately from the tank.My nitrates are kinda high and I want to put real plants in the tank.I have to drive about 200 miles to find Aquarium plants.
I have a lot of rivers around ,would I be able to use anything there????????
09-07-2008, 10:59 PM #4
The plants around you are not going to be able to stand the tropical temps of a tank. Aquatic Hornwort is not a moss, I'm not sure what plant you are looking at.
09-07-2008, 11:10 PM #5
I was originally thinking about Sandwort moss and St.Johnswort moss.I have some philodendrons, and they root like crazy in tap water.I'll just put 1 clipping on each side of the tank,when it growa some roots.
09-07-2008, 11:32 PM #6
If you find hornwort in a water source it do well in your tank.