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post #11 of 21 Old 10-01-2010, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Is pennywort easier to keep then duckweed and wisteria?
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post #12 of 21 Old 10-01-2010, 10:52 AM
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I don't keep either one. Duckweed is just that. A weed. It is very tiny and spreads like mad. To me, it's more of a nusiance than a pleasurable plant to keep. I've never kept Wisteria either but a lot of people do like it.

My two favorites (both of which I have) arethe Amazon Frogbit and Pennywort.
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post #13 of 21 Old 10-01-2010, 11:07 AM
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Duckweed for some reason has never done good for me. I have Wisteria and Pennywort both and they are both easy to care for. Pennywort looks neat with the way the roots will grow down and the wisteria I have is planted so I am not sure how it would look floating but I like the way it fills in it looks pretty.

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ok, what type of lighting do you keep the frogbit and pennywort in? Whats your ph and temp?
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Pennywort can handle a range of pH. My tank is around 6.8. Temp at 78-80. As for lighting, I have 4x30w rated 6500k over a 120g tank. What is your tank size?

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post #16 of 21 Old 10-01-2010, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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I have the standard 55 gallon tank. My ph is 6.8 and water temp 78f. I have a coralife t5ho light fixture with only one bulb. (1 x 54 watt 6700k ).
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My tank stays around the same as Lisas on the tank with the Pennywort I have a compact flouresant bulb from walmart, on the one with the Wisteria I have a 6500 daylight flouresant from Lowes. These are a 10 gallon tank and a 44 gallon.

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post #18 of 21 Old 10-02-2010, 11:36 AM
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I have the standard 55 gallon tank. My ph is 6.8 and water temp 78f. I have a coralife t5ho light fixture with only one bulb. (1 x 54 watt 6700k ).
You will have no difficulty with plants, floating or rooted in the substrate. You will need regular fertilization, I recommend Seachem's Flourish Comprehensive Supplement for the Planted Aquarium. Once or twice a week (depends upon the plant's requirements/response) will do it, and with your bright lighting prob twice a week. Floating plants will definitely help in your situation.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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Frogbit is easy to keep. My water's pH is around 7.4, and the lowest light situation I have it in is in a 10 gallon tank lit by a desk lamp, although in my 46 gallon tank some of it is in extremely shaded areas and it still grows. Very easy plant to keep.

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post #20 of 21 Old 10-04-2010, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Byron,

I read somewhere you had problems with your brazilian frogbit. Did you find out what was going on?
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