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Fishkeeper
12-15-2013, 01:31 AM
I'm looking for a floating plant for my 65g that's legal in Texas. I'd prefer if it clumps up, since it's for my pencilfish, and I'd like if maybe it flowers, though that isn't necessary.
Here's a list of the plants that are illegal in Texas:
Giant Duckweed
All Salvinia
Water Hyacinth
Water Lettuce
Hydrilla (Florida Elodea)
Lagarosiphon (African Elodea)
Eurasian Watermilfoil
Alligatorweed
Rooted Water Hyacinth
Paperbark
Torpedograss
Water Spinach
And one that's federally prohibited:
Giant Salvinia

madagascariensis
12-15-2013, 02:14 AM
I don't see frogbit or red root floater on the list, neither is hornwort, common duckweed, and watersprite.

Fishkeeper
12-15-2013, 02:51 AM
Hornwort more goes all over the top third of the tank, I'm going to have just a little bit of it wound around some roots. Duckweed gets eaten in my tank and I'm not sure who's doing it, plus I'm looking for something bigger that my pencils can maybe get in.
Watersprite looks fairly good, frogbit ought to be nice, and red root floater is pretty but a bit long. Thanks! Hmm... Maybe I'll go with a mix of two or all of those. Would that work, do you suppose?
Hey, the RRF and frogbit are nitrate suckers, aren't they? Awesome.