Cheap plants, less nitrate! POTHOS

Ulu

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Hmmm . . . those boxes didn't fit on the 55 as I had hoped.

I made a new lid for a 30 tall today, and cut one box to make a new lamp.

I plan to do the same on my other 30 tall and put pothos on that.
 
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Ulu

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I made a temporary diverter from my inflow pipe, and I'm getting pretty good flow to the planter. In fact everything is going through the planter, as I have blocked off my secondary (circulation) feed.

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I bought quite a bunch of pothos. This 30 has a big hole in the lid so I just stuffed The Roots right through it and rested them on some fake plants.

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This guy may decide to chew on the roots. I don't know if he will like the pothos but he is normally murder on live plants.
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Ulu

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I cut the bottom off of one planter and nested the two together for reinforcement.
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I used the bottom to make an LED lamp, from the LEDs that used to be in the plastic hood.

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I used all the original LEDs, wiring, switch, and plugs.
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BichirKing

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Looks good Ulu Ulu
heres mine finished up,


 

Ulu

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Looks like you are using a grow light of some sort.

This is my cheapie Kmart grow light. I got this on sale for $14 about a year ago.
Now K-Mart is no more . . .

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I used a couple of bent wires and some rubber bands to suspend it. The wires just plug through some holes I drilled in the flower boxes. If you misalign the holes slightly, you get a good friction fit and they stay put.
 
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Ulu

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This was a quickie setup, using a flower box, two small plastic bins which house LED lights from a used hood for the 20g below, and a LED clip-on light I made from various junk, to light the ivy.
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The water feeds from an air hose bleeding off the pressure pipe of the 30 tall to the left, and returns thru the 3/4" PVC pipe to the 30.

But it sits on a 20 which houses little Sunshine.
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Sunshine's lamp is too dim though. I need more LEDs on the circuit.
 
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Ulu

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Does anyone know if this works in brackish water?

I want to convert my tank with pothos planter attached.
 

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Doubt it would work, however you could filter the tank with hornwort, which apparently can be acclimated to brackish
 
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