you can always trim roots of floating plants if they grow too long or messy, and they will grow back in a neat fashion. plus they supply a lot of area for shrimp to browse through...think about that the next time you look at water lettuce. I really like it. i use it in my shrimp bowl and wherever else i can.
Last edited by Newman; 12-19-2012 at 10:53 PM.
how do you like the fuge ray? is it low light for this tank?
did you grow lots of algae before you added the floaters?
I LOVE the light the FugeRay puts out. It's even and really clean if you know what I mean.
The tank has had a mild case of brown diatoms as it's been cycling, but that's pretty normal in my experience. And of course the wood has a bit of white fuzz, but again, totally normal. Otherwise, no crazy algae breakout. *knock on wood*