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.I thought I'd start up a thread about the 'pothos' plant, found in bunnings and other stores locally as 'pothos golden ivy'.

It is sold as a house plant, but can be washed, trimmed and the roots submersed in your aquarium, filter or sump.

This plant is the best I know of for consuming nitrates and would be advantageous for every freshwater aquarium. If your fish aren't plant eaters, let the roots hang through the lids into the water as a feature. If they do, an overflow, hang on back filter, sump or even a shower caddy is perfect for the roots to grow in.

They need minimal light to survive, however the more light you give.. the more they will thrive ( consume nitrates ).

Heres a thread dedicated to the plant on Monsterfishkeepers and a pic of it in action on my tank.

Cheap plants, less nitrate! POTHOS

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I've been using it in a few tanks for months. It seems to be working well, especially for messy fish like catfish. It develops this root structure that is a great place for the fry to get in and feed, but importantly it does consume wastes, maybe even faster than the filter.

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went to bunnings and got two hanging pots of devil ivy for $16ea. There were smaller pots for $9 and noticed a lot of pothos variants (small leaves, green leaves, white and green leaves, big leaves - they have names but forgot to take note). any idea on what's the best variant? might get some more the next time i'm there.

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