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post #1 of 21 Old 09-30-2010, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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floating plants

Hey guys, I need some advice on which floating plant to get. My ph in my tanks are 6.8 and temperature around 77-78f.

I have mostly tetras.

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post #2 of 21 Old 09-30-2010, 12:49 PM
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pennywort, wisteria and amazon frogbit are options. Depends which you like the appearance of and what you can get hold of really
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post #3 of 21 Old 09-30-2010, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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I forgot to mention. I have a single t5ho bulb 6700k for light.
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post #4 of 21 Old 09-30-2010, 01:25 PM
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those i've listed should be fine and will grow quickly
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post #5 of 21 Old 10-01-2010, 08:37 AM
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I have Amazon Frogbit growing in my 120g. I like it a lot but it can be hard to come by. Another great floater that I have is Pennywort. What's nice about this plant is that it can be grown as floating or in the gravel. Either way, it has a nice appearance and my fish love it.
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post #6 of 21 Old 10-01-2010, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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between frogbit and pennywort which one is easier to keep?
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post #7 of 21 Old 10-01-2010, 09:32 AM
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i seem to remember byron saying he had some problems with growing frogbit. Pennywort seems to grow fast and easy for most people. I ordered pennywort online and it arrived almost dead - it took a while to recover but is growing well now
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post #8 of 21 Old 10-01-2010, 09:33 AM
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I would say Pennywort. That stuff is basically fool-proof. And like I said before, you can buy a bunch and plant some in the gravel and leave some to float. This stuff grows FAST. I like to plant some inthe gravel and let it reach the surface and float across the top too.
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post #9 of 21 Old 10-01-2010, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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to use pennywort as a floating plant I just put in the water and let it float? or do I have to cut it a certain way?
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post #10 of 21 Old 10-01-2010, 10:32 AM
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Nope, just plop it right in the water and you're done. As it grows long, you can snip it anywhere on the plant to make another plant (to float or bury in the gravel).
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