11-09-2012, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Boredomb
Canadian, This is the first time I have had water lettuce. I also really like the looks of it. If you get some you could keep it thinned out in areas so the light can get through to plants that need more light. I don't know what kind of plants you have but if they are all low light plants you won't need to worry about thinning out the water lettuce.
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I have water lettuce grow very, very well (pictures below) in my small tank with little to no water movement (RCS tank). In my other tank, it does okay, but this plant prefers to not move around and it does not like to get it's leaves wet.
Mine have grown like 2 1/2 inches in diameter! The roots go all the way to the substrate.