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  1. MattsBettas
    03-06-2014 01:19 PM - permalink
    MattsBettas
    I'll shoot you a pm... Don't be surprised if It takes a few minutes though, I'm on my phone and it isn't exactly speedy.
  2. MattsBettas
    03-06-2014 01:10 PM - permalink
    MattsBettas
    Happy to see you!
  3. MattsBettas
    12-22-2013 07:17 PM - permalink
    MattsBettas
    Aww that's awful, HK. I'm glad you are happy in Florida. Any plans to get new stock? I missed having you on the forum!
  4. MattsBettas
    08-09-2013 05:57 PM - permalink
    MattsBettas
    Hows it going? Did you get all your tanks over to your new place yet?
  5. MattsBettas
    06-22-2013 11:01 AM - permalink
    MattsBettas
    Happy belated birthday!!!
  6. PersonalityUnknown
    06-01-2013 09:45 PM - permalink
    PersonalityUnknown
    Your signature made me have a giggle fit. Thanks!
  7. whiskandbowl
    06-01-2013 09:06 PM - permalink
    whiskandbowl
    I'm on the Ferret.com forum by the same name
  8. Gallium
    06-01-2013 03:53 AM - permalink
    Gallium
    I have dwarf lettuce and creeping jenny floating around, which I don't pen up, but I do pen up the duckweed since if I don't it tends to die off after hitting the filter current and then it clogs the filter, but my tanks usually have a much higer flow than normal tanks so you might not need or pen yours up. It will increase light to the bottom plants but as long as enough light gets though you'll be fine. As it stands about half my tank is shaded with duckweed/creeping jenny/dwarf lettuce/floating anubias and I still get crazy fast growth rates even with relatively low light.
  9. Gallium
    06-01-2013 03:25 AM - permalink
    Gallium
    I've heard of large-leafed duckweed but I've never seen it in person or seen a photo of it before. Duckweed will grow to different sizes based on lighting and nutrients. For example, I put a handful in an indoor pond, and a handful to an outdoor pond. The duckweed indoors with less intense lighting grew larger and greener with longer roots. The duckweed outside in full sun gew very small, light green with shallow roots, but it multiplied MUCH faster than the one indoors.

    I don't think duckweed's roots get very long, ever, so if it's got long roots (over 1/2), it's probably some other floater like frogbit or salvinia.
  10. Gallium
    06-01-2013 01:14 AM - permalink
    Gallium
    What kind of floaters and how many do you have? How many and what type of plants do you plan to have in the rest of the tank?

    If you only have a few floaters and low-med light plants, you can go with a 30-40w fluorescent tube. You can also use two 20w compact florescent inside of clamp lamps, one on each side, crossing in the middle. The color temp of 6500k is most like daylight in terms of color appearance.

    If you have a lot of floaters (half the tank or so), I'd use a little airline tubing glued to suction cups to corral the floaters into one or two areas and leave the middle open.

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  • About Hadoken Kitty
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    College Student. Plenty of bettas. Three dogs.
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    U.S.
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    Science. Teaching pets tricks. Gaming.
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    Child Care Assistant (Substitute during college semesters).
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    Female
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