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  • A new version of an old thing? Not really.

    I'm sure there has to be someone who has done this. It was pretty easy and everything was at hand. I broke a useless shoot off of my Bataglia, removed all but the top 2 leaves, and pinned inside on the fish tank. Took about 2 minutes. I put it in a small pot with potting soil and a baggy on top a few days ago and so far all seems good.

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    Calvin, Wish list is to finish working on the new house, someday.
    Bored? Grab a rake, paint roller, or a cordless drill and come over!

  • #2
    That almost seems to easy Calvin. I'm liking it!
    Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

    “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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    • #3
      I only did it a couple times, but I've had really good luck with green cuttings like that.
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      • #4
        I should add that it was in the fish tank for about 2 weeks before those roots sprouted.
        Calvin, Wish list is to finish working on the new house, someday.
        Bored? Grab a rake, paint roller, or a cordless drill and come over!

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        • #5
          Oh wow, I love that idea too!

          What kind of fish do you have in there? I do something similar in one of our fishtanks with pothos vine (house plant), but only because it is the only plant my goldfish seems to leave alone.
          Coastal SoCal/ USDA Zone 10b / Sunset 22 / AHS Heat zone 2

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          • #6
            Two weeks seems pretty fast, and there is plenty of nutrients in the water for the fig to feed off of.

            I see an angelfish staring at us, I don't see any others n the pic.
            Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

            “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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            • cis4elk
              cis4elk commented
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              It's possible it could have been 3 weeks I wasn't really counting, just meaning to point out that it was in the tank for a while. It did go fairly fast though.
              Let's see, I have a pleco, a couple bottom feeder catfish, 2 Norte cichlids, I just finally got my Electric Blue Jack Dempsey on Saturday, and of course there is "Goldie" the Angle fish.
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