Post is about amazonian Frogbit. I am quite amazed at how fast this plant grows, the reproduction rate is nuts!
Just to give you an Idea I've had the plant for almost three weeks.
First picture is when I first added the plant & unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the growth in 1 1/2 weeks time! But lets put it this way...barely any light made it to the bottom!! (15w cfl)& (13watt cfl) over A biocube 8.
So as Anyone probably would I removed all the larger plants, threw them in a separate tank & left the tiny ones & a couple medium sized. Here are a couple pics..Although my camera doesn't take pictures to well (iphone) I really love the way the young plants look!
yep its all duck weed i hate the stuff well in most tanks my shrimp like playing in it. but it is a pain to get rid of need a really fin mesh net to remove it all cause any small bits will do the same thing in about a week but it is really good in new tanks to suck up extra stuff and move the cycle along pretty fast
OH. I thought it was Frogbit, My mistake. What about the larger floating plant? The whole surface was covered with large (1/3-1/2) sized leaves so I removed them & was left with the tiny floating plant (duckweed)
I still have the bigger frogbit in my plant scrap/cuttings tank. It literally took over my 8 gallon & made my lower plants seem dim, Is it normal for the frogbit to have it's roots reach nearly the very bottom? That's why I removed it, because the roots started dangling so low I couldn't see my other plants or driftwood
There ya go! And ya frogbit can havE some awesome roots. They are trimmable.. Frogbit can flower as well
They can flower? o_0 I might just have to make some room for it in my 8 gallon then! As so many little plantlets grew I noticed a few of the leaves were kind of burnt looking? Would this be because of my lighting?