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Help with floating plants problem

I have just gotten my 75 up and running . It has an overflow and sump . I put some Salvinia Minima (sp) in it but had to take it out cause it kept clogging the overflow . I tried putting it in a loop of airline tubing but it would escape and clog . I tried plastic canvas over the overflow vents , but it cut down on the flow of the overflow too much . Anyone have an idea of how to either keep the plants corralled or to shield the overflow ? tia

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Try a double ring of airline tubing for extra depth?

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Or bigger floaters that will not clog overflow. If you have vertical space under the lights, check out Water Hyacinth.
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Not sure how salvinia could escape a floater ring, it’s roots are long enough that should never happen unless it was being blown out of it by a water jet.
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if it is in there only to soak up nitrates could you keep in the sump instead?

failing that how about fencing off the overflow a inch or two away with a curved piece of plastic cut from a bucket or food container that the floaters could rest up against without being drawn under.
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Thanks for the suggestions , I will try some and post results . I have had them in sump before , but had a light over it and don't want to do that now . I have a couple hob's in the tank for mechanical filtration and when the ring of airline goes by the flow the plants get knocked out from the ring .

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Do you have one of those air line holder suction cups or similar item that you could secure the plant corral to so it won't reach the overflow?

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Okay , I tried the double ring of airline super glued together in spots and used 2 Zoomed mag clips to hold it in place . Put just a few plants in it for tonight and will see how it goes , but it looks good . Thanks to all for the help .
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