Best floating plants for a Discus tank....?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Plants


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-23-2007, 01:21 PM   #1
craig83
Algae Grower
 
craig83's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: East of England
Posts: 26
Default

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?
Cheers
craig83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-23-2007, 01:30 PM   #2
spypet
Planted Tank Guru
 
spypet's Avatar
 
PTrader: (56/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Forest Hills, NY
Posts: 3,297
Default

Phyllanthus fluitans and Salvinia minima are the best floaters out there.
medium 1cm size leaf, grow in chains, roots do not dissolve and detach.
spypet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2007, 01:49 PM   #3
hughitt1
Algae Grower
 
hughitt1's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: U.S.
Posts: 147
Default

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).
__________________
Keith
Open.nfo
hughitt1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2007, 03:44 PM   #4
craig83
Algae Grower
 
craig83's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: East of England
Posts: 26
Default

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....?
craig83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012