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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 08:50 PM
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Frogbit should be fine unless your using a really hot incandescent or halide type lamp that will dry them out. And no, light wonít be to strong, thatís what makes them such great plants for cleaning water, they pull all co2 and light they need from surface and are little turbo charged water scrubbers.

And wait on other plants, those aponogeton bulbs are usually about 10-12Ē wide and 14-16Ē tall so those 2 more than likely will completely fill that back right area. Bad part is you never know what variety youíll get in those packs.
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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Frogbit should be fine unless your using a really hot incandescent or halide type lamp that will dry them out. And no, light wonít be to strong, thatís what makes them such great plants for cleaning water, they pull all co2 and light they need from surface and are little turbo charged water scrubbers.



And wait on other plants, those aponogeton bulbs are usually about 10-12Ē wide and 14-16Ē tall so those 2 more than likely will completely fill that back right area. Bad part is you never know what variety youíll get in those packs.
How long till they get that big usually?

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No. floating plants generally need high lighting.

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Think I might have done something wrong.... so I just got my frogbit in the mail and it looks pretty good... i didn't leave it in the mailbox too long (Texas heat) and i find one that's dead and one that was dying. I immediately removed the 2 and flushed them. Could the new plant be the problem? I didn't wash it like I should have just went straight from package to tank. One had what looked like a little bubble or blister type by the gills. The other 3 are fine as of right now nothing seems out of ordinary.

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Think I might have done something wrong.... so I just got my frogbit in the mail and it looks pretty good... i didn't leave it in the mailbox too long (Texas heat) and i find one that's dead and one that was dying. I immediately removed the 2 and flushed them. Could the new plant be the problem? I didn't wash it like I should have just went straight from package to tank. One had what looked like a little bubble or blister type by the gills. The other 3 are fine as of right now nothing seems out of ordinary.

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You could even put the HOB on the side so water sweeps across the long side. I also recommend 2nd filtration like a small sponge filter, for just in case 1 breaks there is still 1 remaining keeping everything circulated. Also maybe add a prefilter sponge to your HOB so the mechanical filter of your HOB stays clean longer and may avoid sand going through the water pump. Aside from the 3 I mentioned which are mostly cautionary, tank looks good and looks cozy for the fish.

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Think I might have done something wrong.... so I just got my frogbit in the mail and it looks pretty good... i didn't leave it in the mailbox too long (Texas heat) and i find one that's dead and one that was dying. I immediately removed the 2 and flushed them. Could the new plant be the problem? I didn't wash it like I should have just went straight from package to tank. One had what looked like a little bubble or blister type by the gills. The other 3 are fine as of right now nothing seems out of ordinary.

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