Golden Pothos can consume a huge amount of ammonia - Idea discussion
I want to start this subject because this is what I have experienced so far.
I'M NOT SUGGESTING THAT THIS IS CONFIRMED AND SHOULD BE TRIED
I have 3 tanks that I have Golden Pothos, they're all cycled before I add the plant and now, the readings of nitrate/nitrite/ammonia are 0. The only tank with high stock gets a reading of nitrate about only 5-10ppm. I think my tanks are un-cycled
Also my pothos has a very big strong root, it has a branch of root with 1 cm diameter and it grows smaller roots from it.
Right now I'm starting a new 200l tank. Since I don't have access to liquid ammonia, I have to use fish food again like I always had. I added some amount of fish food to the tank (about a full teaspoon)
After 1 week, all readings are 0/0/0. So I added more fish food (This time a full tablespoon) and waited for 3 days. I get a very low trace of ammonia and all other readings are 0.
I will not add fish to the tank yet and keep adding more fish food. I'm curious how much ammonia can it really consume until I have enough ammonia to cycle the tank.
The tank does have some other plants but they are just regular aquatic plants that I usually have in other tanks so they don't affect nitrogen much.