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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-06-2016, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Water hyacinth

Can you grow water hyacinth in a planted tank?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-06-2016, 10:15 PM
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Depends on the size of the tank and lighting, but I wouldn't recommend it

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-07-2016, 12:24 AM
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I grow them in my larger aquariums in a greenhouse. Much higher light than any aquarium I have seen.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-08-2016, 03:17 AM
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Unless under very unusual circumstances, they are an outdoor pond plant.
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I've been growing it in a 60g hi-light tank for some 4+ years.
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It's a very, very invasive plant. If it gets into large water supplies it never leaves and clogs everything up. I suggest you set it on fire.
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