Adding Pothos to improve aquarium water quality is something many people do. It’s very easy and anyone can do it.
Looking at some of the more elaborate aquascapes you may see a bunch of leaves swirling their way out of the aquarium and down the side of the tank. This could be Pothos, or also known as Devil’s Ivy.
What is Pothos?
Pothos aswell as Golden Pothos, is a vine, also known as Golden Pothos. It is a plant often used in terrariums, and vivariums as it’s emergent. The plant can grow in either soil or water, proving they receive the right nutrients. Luckily a fish tank is very good at providing the right conditions to grow Pothos in water.
Aswell as looking good, having Pothos in the aquarium helps to improve water quality, removing Nitrates from the water. This is the reason it is used. Many people who don’t use plants in their aquarium will still dangle a bit of this in to help with the water quality as it doesn’t require any maintenance.
Pothos is an extremely hardy plant and it’s very hard to kill. It survives under low light conditions very well. The plant also grows extremely quick under the correct conditions. Pothos is often used in various types of Vivariums also.
How to add it to your aquarium
When you receive your Pothos plant you want to gently remove all the dirt from the roots and then just place it in the aquarium, with the roots submerged in the water. The roots will grow long in the water, and the leaves, emerged, will duplicate, and eventually grow out into a long vine out of the tank.
I have a whole bunch of this is both tanks. It’s aesthetically pleasing having it twirl around the edge of the tank or down the side. The roots also look very good, and natural. Again, adding Pothos to improve aquarium water quality is very easy to do, and it will help to remove nitrates.