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Old 01-23-2013, 12:03 AM   #1
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Question Help Identify this Floater I got in the mix

So I got a RAOK of floaters a long time ago from Albert and finally got all of the duckweed out of it and now I'm moving all of the frogbit to another tank, but I can't figure out what this one is, it reminds me of duckweed but is different. Please excuse the Riccia it came loose.

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Hard to tell from the picture, but possibly salvinia?
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It's not that, I have salvinia in the tank and the salvinia leafs are fuzzy as these are just green, they do have tiny roots and their under side of them is red/purple.
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It's not that, I have salvinia in the tank and the salvinia leafs are fuzzy as these are just green, they do have tiny roots and their under side of them is red/purple.
One of the duckweeds, I have that and another. That one is a lol bigger and maybe "greener" too?
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I think your right but still not sure if it is duckweed, I don't want this to take over.
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kinda looks like duckweed mixed in with riccia.
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duck weed :O the smaller ones, the butterfly shape is unmistakeable
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Great duckweed. Star weed. ^^
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Yep, there it is Great Duckweed or (Spirodela polyrhiza) now the question is should i keep it? is it like the other duckweed that just takes over your tank that the plants have no light?
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It will grow fast like other floaters, but it is a lot more controllable than regular duckweed since it is larger and more easily thinned out.
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