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    Lillie pads in aquariums

    Discussion in 'Planted Tank and Aquascaping' started by kamikaziechameleon, Jan 13, 2012.

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      Lillie pads in aquariums, I'm curious if its been done? My own exposure to them would indicate they can expand and over take/kill of stuff just thinking about the ones by my parents cabin. Would they be able to get enough light in an aquarium? Would potting them slow or stunt their development enough that one could be kept in an aquarium? Are their any smaller lillie pads out there? Something more aquarium appropriate?

      Just pondering not any sorta immediate plans but noticed there is next to nothing on them in aquariums.
       
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      I have been wanting to do this forever....maybe in spring :)
       
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      They do have miniture water lilies. They usually need to be outside for the climate requirement.
       
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      Would pruning and potting a midwestern water lilly be practical in say a 150 gallon tall? footprint 4ft L x 2ft W and 30 inches high. Or would they need a MUCH larger tank? I've QT'd and kept wild duckweed before.
       
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      I keep banana plants, and the various "bulb types" sold at stores - they do well (except for the fact that the fish are always chewing them up, and eating them - the regular ones do need a LOT of light.
       
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      http://www.ehow.com/how_5879341_grow-lily-pads-aquarium.html

      Would something like this work??? I might have to get a dedicated plant tank again ASAP and start experimenting. So much of this is conjecture, and really relies on execution.

      syngonium podophyllum looks great but will die in aquariums.
       
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      Was looking around and found this:

      Nymphaea minuta

      Its a dwarf tropical lilly that likes partial sun and does well in aquariums, that is in the plant description, lol.

      http://www.pondplants.com/product726.html
       
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      I wonder about the edibility of lillie pads... If they aren't to edible I could easily putt them in my current display tank.
       
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      wow expensive experiment.
       
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      Maybe maybe not, lol
       

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