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Lady Hobbs
01-12-2008, 10:06 AM
http://www.aquahobby.com/garden/e_Azolla_filiculoides.php

Fishalicious
01-12-2008, 10:33 AM
Yeah it's a beauty but very rarely seen unfortunately...

Lady Hobbs
01-12-2008, 10:35 AM
Nothing else would get any light would it? It sure is purdy, tho.

PUNISHER VETTE
01-12-2008, 05:20 PM
fresh or salt water plant?

cocoa_pleco
01-12-2008, 05:26 PM
fresh or salt water plant?
its FW, theres no such thing as a SW plant

Rue
01-12-2008, 05:27 PM
Fresh-water!

Very pretty...

If it takes over the tank you can always thin it...

tropfish
01-12-2008, 06:16 PM
If it takes over the tank you can always thin it...

...and then give some to me. lol

rainbowfish
07-29-2008, 02:08 AM
its FW, theres no such thing as a SW plant

Does kelp not qualify as a plant? They are not kept in aquariumsto my limited knowledge, but the fact remains that it does exist...

OscarFan
07-29-2008, 02:17 AM
wow if you find some let me know I want some to.

and their are SW plants Maidens hair is an example.

thejaegermonster
07-29-2008, 02:33 AM
I thought kelp was really large algae

Dave66
07-29-2008, 02:36 AM
I thought kelp was really large algae

You're correct, jaegermonster. Kelp is a macro-algae. Macro-algae is the only plant-like 'plant' in marine water.
And Hobbsy, Azolla only stacks up like that outdoors in water butts and ponds in warm parts of the world. It won't grow to that kind of proliferation in the aquarium unless you have very bright light, regular fertilization and a glass cover over your tank to keep the humidity high. Grows real well in such circumstances.

Dave

robnepper
07-29-2008, 02:49 AM
sweet lookin plant there hobbs.

thejaegermonster
07-29-2008, 03:10 AM
You're correct, jaegermonster.
Dave

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while :)

troy
07-29-2008, 04:47 AM
This thread is about 6 months old.

toddnbecka
07-29-2008, 05:17 AM
Yes, kelp is a type of algae. DOes that mean everyone with algae in their tank has a "planted" aquarium? :hmm3grin2orange:

rainbowfish
07-30-2008, 07:59 PM
Wow, thats really interesting that kelp is a macroalgae... I wasn't taking a hard line on the fact that it's a plant, I was just kind of defending someone for asking if it was a saltwater plant... because you could see how that mistake would be made... thats a really cool fact though...

PUNISHER VETTE
07-30-2008, 10:44 PM
this thread brings me back....from when i was new and didn't know anything.

Now i have a thick planted tank that has had many things happened to it already allowing me to learn a lot during the past many months.

reef12
07-31-2008, 12:37 AM
Are you going to add more fish to that tank Vette

nanaglen2001
07-31-2008, 06:58 AM
Kelp is an Algae...unbelievable...but it is.

On my "balcony pond"....or whatever one can call this thing, I also got a nice swimming plant. I even think those two plants are related...

PUNISHER VETTE
07-31-2008, 10:24 AM
Are you going to add more fish to that tank Vette
I added 3 dwarf neon rainbowfish not long ago. Probably try to get the schools up and running again but i just hate losing fish.

Fish4Fun
07-31-2008, 10:47 AM
Its nice contained in a tank or large pond. We have it in plague proportions in North QLD Aust and it gets cultivated and removed... Its very fast growing and difficult to control. Not sure how it goes in tank... Good Luck... Curious

trinjedi
09-07-2008, 05:53 AM
Hi,

In staying with the subject of floating plants...one my inherited tanks has duckweed. It really looks cool, but the intake of my Penguin Bio Filter keeps getting clogged. Has anyone figured out a way of preventing this from happening?:14: ...other than getting rid of the duckweed and trying another plant?:l13:

Thanks!

Minderella83
09-07-2008, 12:54 PM
start a new thread and you will get more answers. Welcome to AC

johnpeezy
09-08-2008, 06:56 PM
maidens hair is actually a type of hair algae, beautiful but algae.

Lady Hobbs
09-09-2008, 07:12 AM
Kelp is an Algae...unbelievable...but it is.

On my "balcony pond"....or whatever one can call this thing, I also got a nice swimming plant. I even think those two plants are related...

Looks good Andrea. And does look related.

AABatteries
10-09-2008, 11:59 PM
I thought kelp was really large algae
Yes, kelp is a form of algae.

AABatteries
10-10-2008, 12:00 AM
Hi,

In staying with the subject of floating plants...one my inherited tanks has duckweed. It really looks cool, but the intake of my Penguin Bio Filter keeps getting clogged. Has anyone figured out a way of preventing this from happening?:14: ...other than getting rid of the duckweed and trying another plant?:l13:

Thanks!

Put a sponge over the intake. That might work.

Lady Hobbs
10-10-2008, 12:38 AM
This thread is now 10 months old.

Mvjnz
10-10-2008, 02:49 AM
I have azolla in my pond which has gone red from direct sunlight. It's not the one in the photo tho, mine is azolla pinnata and looks like this:
http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/attachment/azolla_fact_sheet.pdf

And I'm selling heaps of it at the mo, if any of you Aussies want any....

cocoa_pleco
10-10-2008, 03:41 AM
old thread