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    Default what floating plants are hardy and thrive well?


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    what floating plants are hardy and thrive well??

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    How about some amazon frogbit
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    Most floating plants are pretty hardy, because they propagate quickly. With the correct lighting and water flow, you'll have a canopy in no time. Duckweed is an intrusive species that'll never go away. lol Frogbit, as mentioned, is a great choice. Red Rooted Floaters are another good option, if you have adequate lighting. Also classified as floating plants are: Cabomba and Water Sprite. Fast growers. Many floating plants are on an "Invasive Species" list, because they'll quickly takeover a body of water, while pushing anything else out, so they're typically easy to grow/propagate.
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    i think the duckweed is pretty neat but ill never be able to get it out of my tank??? if i want to?

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    lol, well, you can... with effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfab32 View Post
    i think the duckweed is pretty neat but ill never be able to get it out of my tank??? if i want to?
    LOTS and LOTS of effort...have been fighting it for months-miss just one and its a never ending battle...if you get one in another tank they you are really in for it. I can't stand it! Have frogbit and it is so much nicer than the duckweed.
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    ^^ Wise words, stay away from duckweed.
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    I like Asian water grass. It's like a floating stem, so can handle a little flow no problem

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    if you like the look of common duckweed, but don't want an ineradicable infestation, check out giant duckweed spirodelia polyrhiza.
    multiplies a tad slower and also is much larger(thus easier to control)

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    Duckweed can easily be eliminated, plenty of fish will eat it, hob filters will usually collect it on their intakes. Or for quicker results simply rig up a powerhead with an empty 20oz soda bottle, cut off the bottom, and place something in the bottle to filter/collect the duckweed. Place the powerhead upside-down in the tank and position it so that it draws water from the surface, and it will quickly skim out the duckweed.
    I have the stuff in multiple tanks, and about once weekly I skim out netfuls and toss into other tanks for the fish to eat. It's also a great nitrate sponge if you simply toss it in the trash when you thin it out.
    If you prefer something similar but perhaps less annoying check out Salvinia. Little larger leaves that grow in chains rather than thousands of individual tiny plants, easier to thin out, doesn't grow quite as fast IME.

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