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Old 10-01-2010, 10:41 AM   #11
 
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Is pennywort easier to keep then duckweed and wisteria?
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:52 AM   #12
 
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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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Old 10-01-2010, 11:07 AM   #13
 
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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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Old 10-01-2010, 11:08 AM   #14
 
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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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Old 10-01-2010, 11:11 AM   #15
 
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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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Old 10-01-2010, 11:19 AM   #16
 
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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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Old 10-01-2010, 11:20 AM   #17
 
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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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Old 10-02-2010, 11:36 AM   #18
 
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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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Old 10-02-2010, 11:48 AM   #19
 
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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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Old 10-04-2010, 02:12 PM   #20
 
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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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