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  1. Default Good floating plant for noob plant keeper


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    What is a good floating plant to put in my 20 gallon to provide cover for my fry? I don't want one that is hard to care for. I have never kept a live plant in my tank before, so keep that in mind.

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    Salvinia. There are a number of species. Check at the LFS to see what they have. You only need a few, they grow quickly!

    Also Horwart. It has lots of fine leaves and will grow in a big mat at the surface if you let it.
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    80 Gallon: Native Temperate Reef

    5 Gallon Native Temperate Invert tank

    20 Gallon Planted: Cherry Barbs, Common Pleco, Floating frog, Fire Bellied Newt

    10 Gallon Planted: Apple Snails/Cherry Barb Breeder.... fingers crossed

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    Floating plants like dwarf water lettuce, or frogbit are fairly easy to keep. Easy to cleanup as well, not like duckweed. Hornwort is good too. All those should be fine even under stock lighting.

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    Najas is easier to grow under a regular FL strip light than hornwort. Frogbit or water lettuce require plenty of light and the roots aren't as effective for cover as a mass of Najas or hornwort.

    ^^^^Please click the eggs/dragons, thanks.

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