Floating plants.

Maximumbob

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Hey guys,

I'm looking some advice on floating plants. Currently I have a salvinia sp. (i think) in my tanks. I've tried duckweed, but its a major PITA.

I'm looking for something nice looking without super long roots.
Is this just wishful thinking.

Currently I have found:

Azolla caroliniana
Phyllanthus fluitans (i prefer this one atm)

available from tropica. Are there any others to consider, and is it worth the trouble and money getting them?
 

Ed Seeley

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The only ones I've grown that never produced long roots was Salvinia. I love Amazon Frogbit and Ludwigia helminthorhiza though and just trim off any very long roots that form. They're both very easy to control too.
 

Wilis

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Have you considered riccia fluitans? This is traditionally a floating plant & should be available from stores stocking tropica

Will
 

Superman

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TGM use a floating plant in their display tanks, it's proper fit as. Anyone know what it is? Green leaves and long thin white root thing.
 

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