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daisycutter 01-27-2007 05:19 PM

plants with floating leaves
are there any easy to keep plants with floating leaves(not floating plants)
that dont grow to big im trying to get shade in a certain place, floating plants all end up in the filter gills

Lupin 01-27-2007 05:47 PM

Nymphaea stellata

FDStation152 01-28-2007 01:31 AM

dwarf lilly plants are pretty easy to take care of and are readily available...atleast around here. They'll shoot leaves to the surface in a pretty short about of time provided they are given decent water conditions.

daisycutter 02-05-2007 06:33 AM

ok i've found both dwarf lilly and an even smaller type called a pixie lilly,however both are sold as outdoor plants and at the moment its about 5 degrees how would i aclimatise these plants to a tropical climate??

Aquaticmoon 02-05-2007 11:06 AM

IME out door Lilly's don't do good in an aquarium. They grow to big, and they like a cooler temp.
You want to use a tropical Nymphaea plant for the best results.

BTW ......Nymphaeas are my fav plant, and I have over 100 bulbs in my tanks. So if you live in the States please shoot me a P.M, and I could send you a few for the price of shipping. :o

daisycutter 02-05-2007 01:32 PM

unfortunately i live in south east england :( i checked up some of the names and most are tropical types that have been aclimatised i've never seen any indoor types in stores the one i looked at was a pixie lilly which says on the label"good for barrels and other very small water features" so a long way from the common type that overtakes sizeable lakes. ill keep looking for tropical types but i've simply never seen them sold anywere

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