Ideas On Floating Plants

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Roxane0470, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. Roxane0470Valued MemberMember

    So far I have a dwarf lily, and 6 amazon swords, and was thinking of adding a floating plant, I have a 50-watt lighting system and usually have my light on for about 8 to 10 hours.

    This is my layout in my tank so far

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  2. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

  3. MD_PlantsWell Known MemberMember

  4. barandemir09Valued MemberMember

    I'll be getting some amazon frogbit in a week or so, they look pretty good as a floating plant, but I'll let you know how they go :)
  5. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    I like salvinia
  6. BriggsWell Known MemberMember

    I like frogbit and Brazilian pennywort as floaters. They both look like variations of tiny lily pads. With the frogbit, you get surface plants with long trailing roots, and with the pennywort you get a kind of tangle of stems with broad leaves that can move around in the tank a bit. If you have a lot of current or surface agitation, avoid frogbit, though. If the leaves get pushed under the water or just get and stay wet, they'll melt. Pennywort is a bit more versatile.
  7. barandemir09Valued MemberMember

    Is there anything without long roots and look like frogbit? I don't really want the long roots...
  8. MD_PlantsWell Known MemberMember

    You can get dwarf water lettuce. It is close to frogbjt but shorter roots[​IMG]
  9. MaddieTaylahWell Known MemberMember

  10. MD_PlantsWell Known MemberMember

    I'm not sure why people like duckweed so much. I got mine from a local lake around me and put it in one of my aquariums. The filter would always push it down and it would get stuck on plants. Also, when ever water would evaporate, it would stick to the glass and die. And if you have any algae problems, the roots will grow into the algae and it's a pain to get out.
  11. barandemir09Valued MemberMember

    Yeah I don't like it too... it's just a pain, I hope the frogbit isn't like it...
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  12. MD_PlantsWell Known MemberMember

    The frogbit is bigger and usually stays above the water. It is a lot better then pennywort but it didn't ship well

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