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Duckweed is especially hard to get rid of if you have other floaters. That plant is good at hiding. Honestly though, if you simply scoop the majority out every time you do a water change it isn't to bad and can be kept under control rather easily. I just got sick of it always sticking to my arms and clogging my filter...

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I'm gonna go with duckweed for now.
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Is it really though? I scoop it out every water change and let it reform a carpet. I don't see why I couldn't just eradicate it by scooping all of it out.
I've read a lot of first hand experience that it is. Didn't give me all that much trouble honestly. For a week or so, I was plucking out stray leaves, but that wasn't a problem for me. Felt it was worth mentioning though, since so many have had that complaint.
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Also, do you guys think I should remove the anubias in the front to help show more of the wood?
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Also, do you guys think I should remove the anubias in the front to help show more of the wood?
I like the way it is.

I'm fairly experienced with fish, but new to planted tanks.
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I like it! Nice, healthy plants with a minimal "island" type scape. Low maintenance too, given the plant selection.

If you haven't decided on duckweed for certain... go with Salvinia minima (water spangles). Very attractive, smaller but not as smaller as regular duckweed, and roots are 1/2" at the longest. You can get it here in the forum or on Amazon for pretty cheap.


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I think the tank looks extraordinary! Nicely done!

I've never heard of the Lapis blasting sand so I looked it up. I LOVE the look of it. Seem much more natural than the black or solid off-white colors you see from pool filter sand, blasting sand etc. What size do you use? It looks like the list the #3 and #2 1/2 as blasting sand but its really hard to get a feel for the size from the comparison images. Those sizes look like pretty large grains.

Bump: Oh, and I think Dwarf Water Lettuce is a great betta floater. It's smaller than frogbit and doesn't block the light as much from your plants. It propogates quickly, but is WAY bigger than duckweed so its easier to clean out when it gets to be too much, and also doesnt clog filters. It can get some pretty long roots when its healthy, about 2-3". So if you dont like the look of floater roots then maybe it isnt for you. I love it and my betta seems to enjoy it as well. He usually makes his bubble nest in it. One of these I'll have to get him a girlfriend.
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