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Old 02-14-2013, 12:05 PM   #1
 
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Looking for Some Floating Plants

I love having plants in my aquarium, but sadly, I have not dived into the world of floating plants yet. I am taking all suggestions for low light floating plants!!
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:21 PM   #2
 
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I'm going to getting my first floating plants soon, too. I'm getting duckweed, which should be fine in a low-light setup.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:23 PM   #3
 
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Where can I get Duckweed?
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:42 PM   #4
 
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I've also been thinking about Water Wisteria. Is it a low light plant?
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:54 PM   #5
 
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I've also been thinking about Water Wisteria. Is it a low light plant?
Wisteria will do best in medium to high lighting.

I have Water sprite as my floating plant. Its been doing great under my low lighting. Other plants I have used for floating plants and have good luck with are Duckweed and Brazilian Pennywort and now Water Sprite. I have floated Wisteria and had it grow ok but it was in a tank that had a Dual T8 fixture.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:56 PM   #6
 
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Where can I order Duckweed and Water Sprite?
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:46 PM   #7
 
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Petswarehouse.com has Water Sprite. Think they may have Duckweed as well.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:22 PM   #8
 
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So I can use Water Sprite as a low light plant? I just want to be sure before I by any.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:23 AM   #9
 
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So I can use Water Sprite as a low light plant? I just want to be sure before I by any.
Water Sprite is one of the easiest plants to grow. It requires little to no ferts as well as being a low light plant.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:48 AM   #10
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Another one to think about is Amazon frogbit. In my 10 gallon it is growing so fast under a single T8 bulb that I have to pull some out every single week. In another tank I have that has no fish, no added ferts, no heater it keeps covering the surface as well.

Is whatever floater you get going in an African cichlid tank? You might have trouble there with the fish eating whatever plant you try.
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