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Old 05-28-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
 
Water lettuce growth

Hi,

I need to get some floating plants for my betta's and gourami's and I was wondering if water lettuce would grow if I kept the lid on the top of my aquarium? o
Or will it cause the water lettuce to rot?

Can you share your experiences?
Thanks
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
 
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I grow it in mine and the lid is always on. I can't grow it in my larger tank, however, because the filter output is too strong. It seems to need some current but not too much.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:13 PM   #3
 
Thanks for your advice, my current isnt too strong at the moment as I have bettas and they find it difficult to swim with a high flow, but there still is movement.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:49 AM   #4
 
i had a large amount of this in my tank before the water level got too low and it caused them to be pushed under. this plant doesnt seem to like getting its leafs wet. it all pretty much died off and came back. i grow mine in a 55 gallon lidless tank. it did do fine when i had lids on it as well. wonderful plants. they grow well and the dangling roots look awesome! this is about 2-3 weeks of growth after it started to die.

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i had a large amount of this in my tank before the water level got too low and it caused them to be pushed under. this plant doesnt seem to like getting its leafs wet. it all pretty much died off and came back. i grow mine in a 55 gallon lidless tank. it did do fine when i had lids on it as well. wonderful plants. they grow well and the dangling roots look awesome!
WOW. Hopefully mine will do just as well as yours!!
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:01 PM   #6
 
i hope it works out for you. youll enjoy it! :)
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i hope it works out for you. youll enjoy it! :)
What lighting do you use and do you use fertilisers and c02
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:24 PM   #8
 
no c02. im using 2 t8 48in 3500k bulbs on my 55g tank . seachem comprehensive liq fertilizer, lights on i believe 9 hrs a day.
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sorry i ment 6500k bulb
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