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JAYAONLINE 05-28-2013 01:39 PM

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

KPainter 05-28-2013 02:14 PM

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.

JAYAONLINE 05-28-2013 03:13 PM

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.

rexpepper651 05-29-2013 11:49 AM

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.
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...ps3e3d3c58.jpg

JAYAONLINE 05-29-2013 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by rexpepper651 (Post 2180417)
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! http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...ps3e3d3c58.jpg

WOW. Hopefully mine will do just as well as yours!!
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rexpepper651 05-29-2013 12:01 PM

i hope it works out for you. youll enjoy it! :)

JAYAONLINE 05-29-2013 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by rexpepper651 (Post 2180601)
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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rexpepper651 05-29-2013 12:24 PM

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.

rexpepper651 06-01-2013 12:26 PM

sorry i ment 6500k bulb


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