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post #1 of 6 Old 01-03-2013, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Floating water sprite

I have a 46 gallon that has some dwarf hairgrass and some water sprite that is supposed to be floating but right now it is just attaching itself to some of the decor andit never stays up. Anybody have any ideas on how to keep it to float
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-03-2013, 06:23 PM
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I have a 46 gallon that has some dwarf hairgrass and some water sprite that is supposed to be floating but right now it is just attaching itself to some of the decor andit never stays up. Anybody have any ideas on how to keep it to float
Is it being pushed down by the filter current, and then getting stuck on something? This is the only thing that would make true Water Sprite sink.

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post #3 of 6 Old 01-03-2013, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Also how can I slow down the water current
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Also how can I slow down the water current
Depends. Some filters have adjustable flow valves. But if this is a HOB as I am suspecting if it is pushing Water Sprite down into the tank, you may have to baffle it. I think there is a DIY post on this from a while back. Or consider a new filter; plants prefer less water movement as do some fish, depending what you have.

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post #5 of 6 Old 01-04-2013, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the information
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-06-2013, 08:24 PM
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If you keep your water level higher the outflow might not drop as far which would also reduce the induced current in the tank.

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