DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

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Brandon replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

I like the Oscar. I really like crossed fish and animals anyway. The genetics are way better due to the variation. They are way less likely to get problems as with alot of purebreeds. But Pothos cuttings take a few weeks to root. And if you get a vine that has no leaves on it your better off to not try...they will root but they take a long time to produce new leaves and sometimes they will die.
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WylDe Billy replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

thank you .. we love him :D
but the fish Dr.s out there say there is not problem in breeding fish
i dont understand it but thats what they say

but then again nobody can really say why the angelfish crashed in the late70's early 80's

so who knows .. lol

i got a cup full of left over vines with no leaves on a tabel .. they are starting to root
i posted picks on a page or 2 back
i dunno if they will produce leaves or not but we'll see

that one filter on the right is prob. ok .. im just picky and impatient
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Brandon replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

It would be the same as breeding any other animal. If the genetics arent variated enough thats where we get issues. But yeah the one on the right will look great after a while so just give it time. The stems without leaves can but it will just take a long time. I wish you much luck. I got to get my setup going too
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PiCkLeFiSh replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

Here's my pothos plant. I basically cut it from my girlfriends mothers plant in her house and dropped it in about 3 weeks ago. It took about 2 weeks for it to start roots. For the last week it had done nothing but develope root shoots and a few new leaves.



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PiCkLeFiSh replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

I also went and got some bamboo from my LFS. I had originally planted them into the substrate but got tired of moving them during gravel vacs. So I got a shower soap bar holder thing and put them in it and they stick out the top.

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Brandon replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

Very nice! I heard lucky Bamboo works great for this! It does well in water. It was actually what gave me th eidea for the pothos before I fond this thread. great stuff!
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Kaiser replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

I figured I'd give this a try because my nitrate level really bothers me even if it doesn't seem to be affecting Kaiden at this point.

I went to Lowe's yesterday and got this "Golden Pothos" plant and today when I went to work, I saw a co-worker of mine had this huge pot of the same looking plant so when I asked her about it, she said it's called "Ivy" and then gave me a 'smaller' vase full of it.

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Are these the right plants? And should I just cut a vine off it and stuck them in my HOB? What happens when they get bigger and grow roots? :huh:

The reason I'm asking is because looking at the vase I was given, it seems like the roots grow "messy" and big. So I was wondering if this will affect the blue bonded pads I have on my HOBs. I was planning on just sticking this between the blue pads and the back of the HOB. I have ceramic rings and scrubbies in there as well.
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WylDe Billy replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

i got a seprate HOB filter for the plant
its a aquatech 5-15

roots .. i dunno .. if they get too big in there ill trim them back
i havent gotten that far yet
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Kaiser replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

How long does it take for the roots to get massive? I'm only planning to put some cuttings on it. Not the whole plant. Would look too messy. :pinch:
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WylDe Billy replied the topic: Re: DIY Nitrate filter --- Solved????

i got
1 aquatech 5-15 with cuttings
and
1 aquateck5-15 filter with a root ball

my cuttings are just now staring to take off
how long has that been ... i dunno look at my first post in this thread
i didnt want to clear out the dirt either .. but i wish i had
my one filter (the root ball )is a nice bushy plant
they cuttings look like limp wet hair compared to it
i posted a video here a few pages back

my 2nd plant and filter i hosed out the roots with a hose and a bucket
just pulled it apart and blasted it with a hose ... dont be scared its a tough plant

fill bucket with water ... when your getting close drunk it a few times to get all the dirt gone ... it will either float, disolve, or sink

on your last dunk .. tip the bucket slightly
shake plant .. stcik hose under water level and let the running water take all the floating stuff out of bucket
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