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Rated ) 17 41.46%
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Not sure what duckweed is? | 2 4.88%
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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-07-2005, 04:06 AM
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I love it in open-top tanks and it looks cool from below too. I just net it out when it gets too thick. I also like water cabbage. The dangling roots are really spooky looking and many fish like to hide in and around them.
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..it looks cool from below too. I just net it out when it gets too thick. I also like water cabbage. The dangling roots are really spooky looking and many fish like to hide in and around them.
Have to agree there...


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  • Riccia fluitans (Crystalwort)
  • Salvinia auriculata (Small leafed salvinia)
  • Salvinia natans (Giant Duckweed)
  • Utricularia gibba
  • Lemna sp. (Duckweed)
  • Limnobium sp. (Amazon Frogbits)
  • Pistia stratiotes (Water Lettuce)
  • Eichhornia crassipes (Water Hyacinth)
  • Azolla filiculoides
  • Vesicularia dubyana (Java Moss)
  • Fontinalis antipyretica (Willow Moss)
  • Ceratopteris thalictroides (Indian Fern)
  • Ceratopteris pteridioides (Floating Watersprite)
  • Ceratopteris cornuta (Floating Fern)
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Hey Stu, thanks for that list of floaters. I'm planning a DIY project that integrates a trickle filter /sump (and fluidized bed) into a tank. I've been looking for good sump candidates to grow emmersed or floating. I've got Walstad's list, but you've named several here that I don't believe she touches in EPA. I'm looking for something with beautiful flowers, as this project is currently planned to expose all of the various mechanical and technical components of tank filtration, water circulation and lighting, but I want it to promote the hobby in as many ways as possible too, which means it needs to look as good as possible. When I'm down the road a bit more I might start a thread, but for now I've got just sketches. Whoa, grand theft thread...er....sorry...
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I'm planning a DIY project that integrates a trickle filter /sump (and fluidized bed) into a tank... ...I'm looking for something with beautiful flowers, as this project is currently planned to expose all of the various mechanical and technical components of tank filtration, water circulation and lighting, but I want it to promote the hobby in as many ways as possible too, which means it needs to look as good as possible.
If we whisper, they might not notice the thread-jacking

How big is that tank going to be? If large enough, Eichhornia crassipes has very beautiful large flowers... Eichhornia crassipes pic


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How big is that tank going to be? If large enough, Eichhornia crassipes has very beautiful large flowers... Eichhornia crassipes pic

I'm planning on a 29G, so I think there would be plenty of room for that LOVELY Eichhornia. Thanks for the link!
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I do not like it.
I would like it if it was bigger. I grow Water Lettuce and Salvinia molesta for my floaters.

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Hate it. It's worse than riccia. Riccia creates a nice and tight mat after awhile, which is extremely easy to remove, but with duckweed, it's a never ending battle. You net the excess out, careful to remove every single hint of it, but miss one somewhere and within a very short while, the top is covered once again.

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stu is that fry in the java fern in your pic? or are my eyes just deciving me
what are they if it is?
any more on the duckweed?

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stu is that fry in the java fern in your pic? or are my eyes just deciving me
I assume you mean the java moss as there's no java fern in that picture. There's no fry in that tank (the 25 litre in my sig) as only have a single sparkling gourami, single wood shrimp, and ADF eggs get eaten by..... you guessed it... hungry ADF's as soon as they've been laid!

Not sure where exactly in the moss you thought there was fry. If you mean the browny coloured "blobs", that is the actually moss itself..... it was rather brown and not doing too well ever since I got it and has only recently picked up after I added the cold cathodes.... now it's producing lots of bright green tips.


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good to hear the CC's are doing a good job of it.. i thought that it might be brown bits i have the same with some im trying to get on its feet.

and yeah i meant java moss dOH!

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