Sweet potato vine in my skippy filter?

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Hello All,

I have a skippy filter in my small pond. It is on a shelf. The water pumps in the bottom and then flows over the top. I had what I thought was the right pump, but the wife complained the water noise wasn't enough. So I put in a bigger pump giving more water noise and higher flow.

I wonder if I can root sweet potato vine in the top of my skippy. Any thoughts on this? If not, any other ideas?
 
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Sure! You can put pretty much any pond plant in the filter - floating plants, marginals, etc. Just watch the roots - they can take over and be tough to dislodge!
 

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I wonder if I can root sweet potato vine in the top of my skippy. Any thoughts on this? If not, any other ideas?
Give it try no harm if does not make it.
 
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Thanks everyone. I was afraid of brisk flow would negate being able to grow anything.
 
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I think it will be ornamental. Whatever will grow best.
 
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I put impatiens in the rocks on the side of my waterfall and they are growing great. Only had one wash out from the rocks into the pond. I would give the vine a try, it should look nice.
 
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I put impatiens in the rocks on the side of my waterfall and they are growing great. Only had one wash out from the rocks into the pond. I would give the vine a try, it should look nice.
Thanks for this. I assume you just gently removed the dirt and left the bare root.
 
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I have Water Hyacinth growing in my skippy. It's doing better than all the other WH.
 
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