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which floater?

i dont like my frogbit floater for my 10. it block too much light. salvinia seems to be better but its better in a tank withough a filter IMO. so would water sprite or najas be better? najas dont really float for me tho.


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anybody got any pics of water sprite as a floater? im wondering how well it would look.


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I use hornwort as a floater in my tank and I really like the look of it


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i used water sprite. hornwort doesnt really float in my tank.


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Anything you put in there is going to grow so much that it'll block out the light. I say just toss a lot of your frogbit on (or toss the dense/old-big ones since new less-dense ones will allow more light through)
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Hornwort is great for tank start up, breeding tanks, Q-tanks. If floats well in lengths of 8-10" with lost of new growth. Older sections with thinner leaves don't float as well. I think it looks best in the stream of a HOB overflow. I tether a pc with string or pull a pc around the intake tube.

In healthy tanks it can grow 2"+ overnight.
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yea my hornwort is growing crazy


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at least froggbit is easy to control and not as messy as some of the other floaters. hornwort and even watersprite can get leaves all over your tank.
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wisteria looks really nice when floated...


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it is really nice.


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I always wondered how you balance having a floating plant vs getting light through to the plants?

Wha are benefits of floating plants? Purely aesthetic?
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asthetics and they are nitrate feasters


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Also good at cutting the lighting levels.

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