low light floating plant.

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by trc007, 21 Aug 2008.

  1. trc007

    trc007 Newly Registered

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    can anyone recommend a low light floating plant please.
     
  2. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    Depends how low 'low light' is? What's your watts per gallon?

    Good floating plants, IMO/E are Amazon Frogbit and Salvinia. These are easy to grow, easy to control, relatively large and attractive. For higher light I love Ludwigia glandulosa which is a floating stem plant with little floats at the internodes.
     
  3. trc007

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    i only have 2 X 39watt t5's in a 250 litre tank.
     
  4. Ed Seeley

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    Then you're about 1.4 WPG. I reckon both of those species should be ok.
     
  5. aaronnorth

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    duckweed if you are up for it ;)

    water lettuce is also good.
     
  6. Steve Smith

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    I'm growing Hydrocotyle verticilata floating at the moment. It grows out of the tank (open top) and goes nuts with 18w T8 over 54litres. Get's a bit out of control after a while but just needs trimming, untangling and job done :) most hydrocotyle can be grown like this I believe.

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    Heres a pic of it in my tank:

    http://deviant-uk.org/pics/aquatics/Liv ... W_4748.jpg
     
  7. Calum

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    Riccia Fluitans can be growing in low light but can be very messy :rolleyes:
     

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