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RedRaider15 02-14-2013 12:05 PM

Looking for Some Floating Plants
 
I love having plants in my aquarium, but sadly, I have not dived into the world of floating plants yet. I am taking all suggestions for low light floating plants!!

Sharky1234 02-14-2013 12:21 PM

I'm going to getting my first floating plants soon, too. I'm getting duckweed, which should be fine in a low-light setup. :-)

RedRaider15 02-14-2013 12:23 PM

Where can I get Duckweed?

RedRaider15 02-14-2013 12:42 PM

I've also been thinking about Water Wisteria. Is it a low light plant?

Boredomb 02-14-2013 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by RedRaider15 (Post 1430604)
I've also been thinking about Water Wisteria. Is it a low light plant?

Wisteria will do best in medium to high lighting.

I have Water sprite as my floating plant. Its been doing great under my low lighting. Other plants I have used for floating plants and have good luck with are Duckweed and Brazilian Pennywort and now Water Sprite. I have floated Wisteria and had it grow ok but it was in a tank that had a Dual T8 fixture.

RedRaider15 02-14-2013 02:56 PM

Where can I order Duckweed and Water Sprite?

Boredomb 02-14-2013 03:46 PM

Petswarehouse.com has Water Sprite. Think they may have Duckweed as well.
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RedRaider15 02-16-2013 11:22 PM

So I can use Water Sprite as a low light plant? I just want to be sure before I by any.

Freshcatch 02-17-2013 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by RedRaider15 (Post 1433425)
So I can use Water Sprite as a low light plant? I just want to be sure before I by any.

Water Sprite is one of the easiest plants to grow. It requires little to no ferts as well as being a low light plant.

BWG 02-17-2013 08:48 AM

Another one to think about is Amazon frogbit. In my 10 gallon it is growing so fast under a single T8 bulb that I have to pull some out every single week. In another tank I have that has no fish, no added ferts, no heater it keeps covering the surface as well.

Is whatever floater you get going in an African cichlid tank? You might have trouble there with the fish eating whatever plant you try.


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