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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 07:08 PM
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I haven't had luck with hornwort in my tank at all. It attracted hair algae like a boss! And I never could keep it free of enough algae, thus it slowly suffocated in my tank. I didn't like how it shed all the time anyhow.

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Hmmm...well the needles are driving me crazy...what would you suggest as a floating plant...my guys love the floating plants.
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I've had great luck with anacharis floating

Other floating plants are
asian water grass(huge fav in my tanks)
salvina
duckweed
frogbit

Those are the only ones I can think of atm lol

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Water Sprite!!!!! My girls absolutely LOVE to sleep and play in their water sprite! It works as both planted and floating, it will actually have a better root system if floated so I suggest that but only if you don't have high light plants underneath it is all.

Don't get any duckweed's, they will take over your tank and are hard to get out. Frog-bit is easier to get out because they're bigger and they look nicer IMHO. That and Dwarf Water lettuce and Red Root floaters.

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Water Sprite!!!!! My girls absolutely LOVE to sleep and play in their water sprite! It works as both planted and floating, it will actually have a better root system if floated so I suggest that but only if you don't have high light plants underneath it is all.

Don't get any duckweed's, they will take over your tank and are hard to get out. Frog-bit is easier to get out because they're bigger and they look nicer IMHO. That and Dwarf Water lettuce and Red Root floaters.
agreed. Don't get duckweed. I got some and was quarantining it, and I only had it for about 3 days before I was annoyed with it. So obnoxious.
Also, water sprite looks neat. I don't have any, but a quick google search makes me want some :P
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Thanks everyone I think the hornwort has got to go! It is driving me CRAZY! Will go to my LFS tomorrow(since they get new shipments every Wednesday of plants and fish) to look for some of the plants you suggested. Will stay away from duckweed.
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Duckweed does take over, but it a very good plant to have period.

How could I forget water sprite, I have it in my own tank LOL

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