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Old 08-04-2003, 03:20 PM
Jay
 
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Hey

I'd like to get some floating plants for my tank, but my previous
experience has always been that the damn things multiply exponentially and
simply add to the chore of weekly culling.

Are there any species around that won't attempt to take over the tank?

Alternatively, i was considering tying a mop of java moss to something
bouyant, anyone tried this or know if it would work?

with thanks
jay

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Old 08-04-2003, 03:44 PM
Ghazanfar Ghori
 
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Frogbit. A nice floating plant that grows fast, but is easier to control
than
most floating plants. It can be restricted to a certain area in your tank
by using fishingline just below the water surface, strung out and held in
place
using suction cups.

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Hey

I'd like to get some floating plants for my tank, but my previous
experience has always been that the damn things multiply exponentially and
simply add to the chore of weekly culling.

Are there any species around that won't attempt to take over the tank?

Alternatively, i was considering tying a mop of java moss to something
bouyant, anyone tried this or know if it would work?

with thanks
jay



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Old 08-04-2003, 09:44 PM
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I've had good luck with azolla. While it can cover the tank it is easy to thin
out and grows reasonably slow.

Moon
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I breed dwarf crayfish, great for planted community tanks. If you can get me a
shovelnose sturgeon fingerling (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus) no wild caught
please, contact me
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Old 09-04-2003, 02:08 AM
Greg
 
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moon what do you mean by trees? I would like to see your bonsai stuff you
mentioned.
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I've had good luck with azolla. While it can cover the tank it is easy to

thin
out and grows reasonably slow.

Moon
remove nospam from e-mail to send to me, I grow trees in aquariums like

bonsai.
I breed dwarf crayfish, great for planted community tanks. If you can get

me a
shovelnose sturgeon fingerling (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus) no wild

caught
please, contact me



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Old 09-04-2003, 05:32 AM
Moontanman
 
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I grow bald cypress and water tupelo trees in my some of my aquariums. You need
an intense light source but they grow well. I keep them trimmed to about 18"
tall. The roots take over the bottom of the aquarium. I don't have any PICs to
show maybe someday I'll get around to setting up a web site. Cattails are cool
too.

Moon
remove nospam from e-mail to send to me, I grow trees in aquariums like bonsai.
I breed dwarf crayfish, great for planted community tanks. If you can get me a
shovelnose sturgeon fingerling (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus) no wild caught
please, contact me


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Old 09-04-2003, 01:44 PM
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Are there any species around that won't attempt to take over the tank?

Water sprite. It will attempt to take over the tank, but since it grows into
one big plant instead of thousands of little ones, it's a lot easier to
control.




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