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Old 01-28-2012, 09:11 AM   #1 
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Floating plants?

What are some aquarium plants that float, and don't need to be rooted down?
I have a java fern and some type of anubias, but I want some variety for my girls 2.5gal. ^-^
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:15 AM   #2 
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If you're looking for a plant you might find at an LPS, look for wisteria.
It comes in long stems but you can separate it in sections and float it.
Other than that, there's a few like water lettuce, hongworth, frogbit, and duckweed.
Check Aquabid, there's a section of just floating plants.
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:32 AM   #3 
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Wisteria is very pretty. I'll try and find that.
All those top floating plants grow way too fast, they'd cover a 2.5gal in like 2 days :p
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:53 AM   #4 
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Java moss, anacharis, most Hygrophila, and hornwort are some good ones
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:53 AM   #5 
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pennywort can be left to float, my girls would nap in it all the time
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:56 AM   #6 
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asian water grass works good and guppy grass
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:00 PM   #7 
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Anubias can float. My LFS has a large one they float and it does fine.
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:02 PM   #8 
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It's gonna be wisteria, anarchis, hornwort or pennywort..
Gilbert has an anubias in his tank already, I want something different looking for her.
On a side note the anubias' roots have taken over and are huge. I can't get them to stay down very well.. is it okay to trim them?
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:32 PM   #9 
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this post has been pretty helpful to me as well. my boyfriend and i have been looking for a floating plant for our tank as well, thanks everyone who had suggestions for plants!
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:31 PM   #10 
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Yes! Thank you everyone! I exchanged the potted plant for a wisteria. Almost got a hornwort but the lady talked me out of it lmao. It's just floating on top right now :D I might split it and put some in the Gilbert's tank and give her the java fern. But she liked it! :D
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