Hello! I’m interested in getting some floating plants for my aquarium, but also kind of want plants to grow in the substrate as well. Would floating plants (like duckweed) block the light too much for a plant below to thrive?
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Planted or floating Water Sprite can do well in standard freshwater community tank water parameters, as well as in conditions with a wider range. Aquarium pH can be between 7.0 and 7.5, although some hobbyists would suggest that a wider pH range more on the acidic side is not only acceptable but even preferable. Water temperature can be between 68 – 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Because Water Sprite can grow quickly its a good idea to keep the plant in a tank with to provide room for growth. So the bigger the tank, the better.
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Hello everyone! This is my first video of 2015 so I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. Today's video is all about the Amazon Frogbit which is a great plant if you're looking for something that's going to float on the surface and provide a bit of cover.
For all you lovers of floating plants, the Amazon Frogbit is definitely one to consider.
The Amazon frogtbit is originally native to Central and south America but, largely due to man releasing it into the wild it’s now also found in North America and Canada. This is a fast growing and potentially invasive plant so be prepared to do some regular ‘thinning out’ if you decide to have a go at keeping this. If left un-checked it will readily cover the entire surface of your aquarium, starving the other plants of light and oxygen. Having said all that, this is still a cool plant to keep and as long as you maintain it well, it will look great in a planted tank.
Care wise, this plant is pretty simple to keep. The thing to remember though is to keep the top of the plant dry at all times. If the top of the plant remains wet for any period of time it will start to rot so do try and take extra care when doing water changes.
Because this is a floating plant, there is no need to add co2 for this to grow, however as with all plants a good liquid fertilizer is always recommended.
Lighting shouldn’t be too much of a problem as the plants float so close to the bulbs. I would recommend a medium bright light for best results.
In the aquarium, propagation occurs through stem fragmentation. Meaning that little pieces of the main plant break off to form new plants. In the wild however this plant will also re-produce through flower pollination, the plant can produce little white flowers, although this isn’t as common in the aquarium.
The Amazon frogbit requires a temperature of 64 – 84 F with a ph of 6 – 7.5 and can do well in soft to moderately hard water.
Some of the footage contained in this video was generously donated by Alex Wick, so please do check out his channel on the link below.
The music if from the youtube library - Malmo Sunrise
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