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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-2007, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Best floating plants for a Discus tank....?

HELP? Just put 5 juvenile Discus in their new 98gal home and im thinking they could use some more shade, also don't want the algea problems associated with excess light. This tank runs at 30c and PH6.8. Any thoughts?
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Phyllanthus fluitans and Salvinia minima are the best floaters out there.
medium 1cm size leaf, grow in chains, roots do not dissolve and detach.
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Amazon Frogbit and water sprite come to mind. Both are found naturally in South America too. (Well, Frogbit is for sure, and water sprite as far as I can tell grows in S. America as well).
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Cheers guys! The Salvinia minima sounds pretty cool, not sure if i can get hold of it though.... Any ideas on a floating moss type thing....?
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