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Floating plant suggestion?

I'm trying to figure out a floating-type plant to slightly shade the tank and the less demanding plants in there like the petite nana and java fern. I know of hornwort and frogbit, but does anyone have any other suggestions? Nothing that would do poorly in high light as there is a fair amount of light on the tank (110w).

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Yes, I got some of that on accident with a plant order and it multiplied pretty fast. I ended up removing it all Maybe I should have kept *some* of it.

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Look at my post (#17) in this thread; duckweed... (Lemnacaea) rated or hated?


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water lettuce...grows like stink and looks really cool...kinda like jellyfish tentilcles in the water column.
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Phyllanthus fluitans (Red Root Floater).

Neat floating plant. Under good light the plant leaves can take on an orangey hue, and the plants roots will turn red. As an added bonus, the plants also get a cute little white flower.

Easy to grow, and easy to remove from your aquarium when growth gets too thick!

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