water sprite for cover

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Hey since I have a mesh cover for my 10 gallon tank right now if I were to put water sprite as a floating plant do you think I can remove this mesh cover? Also I have read that snails love to eat this plant is this true?

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I presume, you keep the mesh to prevent the fish from jumping out, correct? I have read that plants may be a good cover as well. So perhaps a water sprite plant cover could be effective too. But if you have some really excited fish that jump out all the time (lol), I'd keep a closed hood over the tank at all times. There may always be openings in a floating plant cover.

As for the snails, no idea if they like to eat a water sprite plant.
 
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Yup that's correct though all that's in there right now are guppies. I will get a real cover once I get the money but right now I don't have enough since they aren't cheap and I might get one with powerful lights for plants.

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Then just keep the mesh on, just to make sure your fishies are safe. Couldn't you keep the mesh on together with the plants floating for now?
 
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Ya but sometimes I accidently move the heater knob and screw the heat up since it rests right on top of it, that's why I'm working on getting another heater.

O and yes I will keep it on until I get a lid but I just have to be REALLY careful. When I first put it on I didn't realize it but I moved the knob when I took the cover off and the temperature droped from 76 to 70 overnight. I will just be really carful.
 

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What kind of light do you have on this tank. Water sprite will need light and the mesh cover may shade it too much.
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I have a 15w incidescent bulb temporily, I plan on getting a glass canopy and a 15w fluescent bulb soon
 

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I'm afraid the water sprite won't grow well under an incandescent light.They tend to be a little too warm for floating plants. Sorry
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O well I'll just wait untili I get the light, if you didn't see as soon as I find homes for the guppies I can't house I'm trying to change the tank to planted.
 
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