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post #1 of 4 Old 10-15-2010, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Water Lettuce?

I bought a bunch of plants of ebay a couple weeks ago and this was one of the plants that came with it but what I got was no where near as nice as what dbriggs has for sell in the classified section. There are no roots hanging down like in his/her pictures. Do you think the roots will grow? Right now it just looks like leaves floating in the tank.

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post #2 of 4 Old 10-15-2010, 11:52 AM
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I'm sure your roots will take off with the right lighting and nutrients. Hopefully it'll recover, sometimes shipping has that effect on plants. I'd say just give it time. =)

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post #3 of 4 Old 10-15-2010, 12:19 PM
i had bought some frogbit last week and when they came there was no roots, but now i see them growing back rapidly. The seller said that floating plants tend to lose their roots if temperatures get to the extremes during shipping. I think water lettuce should be similar.
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-15-2010, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks you guys I am hopeing it will because I like the way it looks in pictures I have seen with the little roots hanging down.

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Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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