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Is it a fast grower? Is it very demanding for certain water or lighting? Is it hard to kill?

Desperately trying to find a floater to work for my 55 gallon which is running one 6500k T8 bulb.
 

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My experience is that the plant does not do well in tanks with lots of water movement.
 

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Is that the main reason it could fail? I have a HOB filter but its baffled and have very very little surface movement . Plus the DWL would be on other side of tank from filter.
 

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That's why it failed for me, I think. If I recall correctly, they don't like gettin their leaves wet.
 

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Mine hated my tank!
Though as jaysee has already mentioned DWL doesn't like movement nor does it like get pushed under water. This is something I didn't realize until after the fact.

As long as you get it and its not getting beat up by the filter/water movement it should be fine. There can be some surface movement just not a lot.
 

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It died in a tank with just an AC filter - minimal surface movement. I'm not a plant guy, but I wonder if raising the light fixture up off the top would have helped. I wonder if they got enough light with the fixture sitting on the glass top.
 

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Duckweed can't even survive in my tanks :)
 

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Duckweed can't even survive in my tanks :)
You're right, you're DEFINITELY not a plant guy if you can kill duckweed.:shock:

I'm hoping to get some DWL but I tried for frogbit first.... floaters are tough to get around here and frogbit is not allowed to be brought into the area.

Anyway, frogbit would be hardier. I was going to say duckweed is impossible to kill.... but I would stand corrected.

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You're right, you're DEFINITELY not a plant guy if you can kill duckweed.:shock:
I do have the largest moss in the world though...
 

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XD that looks like a different clado from marimos. essentially an algae. but it looks really cool :) maybe when you have enough you can flatten it and make a carpet !
 

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Do you have a license for that?

Jeff.
Measures almost 36 inches long, 12 inches wide and 19 inches tall - it's almost half the size of the 125.

It's java moss - It's a pain to keep it contained.
 

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that's java moss?! woah! lol
looked like a giant marimo ball XD I've never seen it grow in a ball shape oO
 

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Measures almost 36 inches long, 12 inches wide and 19 inches tall - it's almost half the size of the 125.

It's java moss - It's a pain to keep it contained.
Yah, I just pruned mine back by half this past weekend and its nowhere near that size, it gets really scraggily looking fast.

That is a 125? The moss ball makes it look like a 10 gallon... Other than the fish giving it away.

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Dwarf water lettuce (a lot like the the larger counterpart--same species BTW) likes a lot of air movement over the leaves. They don't often get this in tanks with a lid. I've only had success with the stuff in my pond.
So a lot of condensation might be enough to keep the "wanting to be dry" leaves too wet and they rot?

Perhaps I should rethink the DWL with my mostly tight fitting lid or relegate it to the jug project.

Jeff.
 
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