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R.sok 12-04-2012 08:40 AM

Pea soup anyone?
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!

Barbgirl 12-04-2012 12:49 PM

Last picture is all just duckweed.

HD Blazingwolf 12-04-2012 02:02 PM

or really unhealthy frogbit. if it doesn't have enough nutrients it grows small

but i agree, that's duckweed.. and it grows like a true weed
hard as crap to get out once its established as well

as long as u like it.. COOL BEANS!!! your one of few

wicca27 12-04-2012 02:15 PM

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

dougolasjr 12-04-2012 05:11 PM

Super Green. Duckweed is good in theory then it starts growing and it seems to never go away.

secuono 12-04-2012 05:19 PM

That's duckweed.

R.sok 12-04-2012 09:56 PM

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)

HD Blazingwolf 12-04-2012 11:53 PM

The larger plant was frogbit. An awesome floater for sure! But whats left is definitely not.

secuono 12-04-2012 11:56 PM

You should of removed the tiny junk and kept the bigger Frogbit!

R.sok 12-05-2012 12:18 AM

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

R.sok 12-05-2012 12:25 AM

I really like the look of roots hanging down from the surface, but the frogbit reaches so far down I can barely see my other plants. The roots of the duckweed on the other hand don't hang to far down

R.sok 12-05-2012 01:33 AM

HD Blazingwolf 12-05-2012 01:47 AM

There ya go! And ya frogbit can havE some awesome roots. They are trimmable.. Frogbit can flower as well

R.sok 12-05-2012 02:20 AM


Originally Posted by HD Blazingwolf (Post 2099685)
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? 12-05-2012 10:10 PM

I'm wondering why yours grows so slowly. ;-)

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