Floating plants.

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Maximumbob, 23 Sep 2008.

  1. Maximumbob

    Maximumbob Member

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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?
     
  2. aaronnorth

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  3. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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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.
     
  4. Wilis

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

    Will
     
  5. 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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