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How Do You Manage Your Frogbit?

I added 10 frogbit plants a few weeks ago, and now it's covering about 75% off my tank. The roots get long and I trim them weekly. I'm starting to wonder if it will shade the plants underneath too much, or if there are creative ways of managing this bunch of floating green tank tribbles. I want to keep a good portion of it because the betta girls seem to really enjoy it.

Do you corral yours off to certain areas so your plants underneath can get more light? Are some stem plants better at growing underneath a layer of frogplant than others? How do you keep it where you want it? It's in a 20 long with Finnex Planted+ light in 24/7 mode. I've been thinking of putting it on max for a good portion of the day so bottom plants can get more light.

How do you manage yours? Pics?
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I added 10 frogbit plants a few weeks ago, and now it's covering about 75% off my tank. The roots get long and I trim them weekly. I'm starting to wonder if it will shade the plants underneath too much, or if there are creative ways of managing this bunch of floating green tank tribbles. I want to keep a good portion of it because the betta girls seem to really enjoy it.

Do you corral yours off to certain areas so your plants underneath can get more light? Are some stem plants better at growing underneath a layer of frogplant than others? How do you keep it where you want it? It's in a 20 long with Finnex Planted+ light in 24/7 mode. I've been thinking of putting it on max for a good portion of the day so bottom plants can get more light.

How do you manage yours? Pics?
you can create a floating barrier

maybe like a straw or tubing floating on your water surface
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