Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Floating Plant Recommendations...
I've become interested in floating plants that are good at consuming Ammonia and Nitrates...I have a 29 gallon fresh water 18" tall cube tank with an HOB Aquaclear filter. I have 3 German Blue Rams, 5 Glow Fish, and 4 Corydoras.
I've considered several varieties such as frogbit, dwarf water lettuce, hornwort, just to name a few. I've ruled out Duckweed, just because of the maintenance issues.
My tank has a glass cover, and the cover sits about a 1/2" below my Current LED light, which is flat, and the LED light fixture also sits in close proximity to the surface of the water, where the floating plants might be floating around. The light fixture is positioned probably about 1.5" - 2" from the water's surface.
I have a few Anubias plants in the tank, which I've super glued to some resin decorations. So, I'm concerned that whatever floating plant I select, I'll need to keep it closely maintained so that it doesn't completely block out all the light, even though Anubias doesn't require much light.
I'm looking for a floating variety that soaks up Nitrates and Ammonia well, clears the glass top when it's in the down position, doesn't require an excessive amount of maintenance, something that doesn't migrate down and become too entangled with the decorations or try to root in the substrate, and something that can absorb light positioned close to the floating plant without being adversely effected.
Any suggestions and why?
Last edited by Quizcat; 02-08-2017 at 01:43 PM.
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