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RedRaider15 09-28-2012 03:34 PM

Plant Update, and In Need of Some Ideas Of Floating plants
 
Well I got some Java Moss and Narrow Leaf Java Fern a few weeks ago. They are doing great with lots of new growth! I also have a Pothos Ivy in and it is doing great. I love the look of floating plants, but I have a low light aquarium. Need some ideas please!

Inga 09-28-2012 07:44 PM

Pennywort or Duckweed. I love Pennywort. Also, there are a lot of people that like Water sprite too. I didn't have as good of luck with that. It grew like crazy and looked good for a awhile but then got all brownish and icky looking. The Pennywort is easy and pretty. IMO

fish monger 09-28-2012 08:01 PM

Hornwort has a nice feathery look. Since floating plants tend to be close to the lights, you don't need to worry so much about brightness.

fishkid 09-28-2012 08:09 PM

Broadleaf watersprite (C. cornuta) is my favorite floating plant. It does well in low light and grows quickly. Even if a plant seems damaged or the stems seem broken, it will grow new plantlets quickly.

fish joey 09-28-2012 08:20 PM

Although not considered a floating plant I have good luck with Ludwigia repens ,I just let it float ...it grows super fast and has great color. :-D

djembekah 09-28-2012 08:23 PM

my frogbit is absolutely nuts, i love it

RedRaider15 09-28-2012 10:08 PM

Ok thanks, and how do I remove algae from the leaves of the Java Fern?


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