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Old 10-15-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Floating Plants

This may be better suited for the planted tank forum but i'll give it a shot here...

keep in mind that the closest places to me are Petsmart, Petco and maybe a walmart...

where can i find floating plants?? and what kind would you suggest for a 55G planted with floramax T8 Bulbs
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:00 PM   #2
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so i found something that looks appealing...

only problem is the serrated leaves

copied from petco.com:
Egeria densa

This is a background plant. Aquatic plants not only add beauty but also improve the water quality and add color to your aquarium. These plants absorb carbon dioxide and nitrates, and provide shelter and security for fish. The leaves on the Egeria densa are slightly serrated and are bright green in color. Quick propagation occurs through shoots and nodes. This plant can be rooted into the substrate or can be free floating
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:01 PM   #3
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this also looks nice...

again from petco.com:

Brazilian Pennywort

Also known as Brazilian Water Ivy.
This is a mid ground or background plant. Aquatic plants not only add beauty but also improve the water quality and add color to your aquarium. These plants absorb carbon dioxide and nitrates, and provide shelter and security for fish. The Brazilian Pennywort is a very undemanding plant that grows quickly. Although named Brazilian Pennywort, this plant is actually from Mexico and Argentina. Can be grown in substrate or free floating. Free floating plants will grow quickly and may cover the entire surface of a tank. Propagation occurs via shoots
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:19 PM   #4
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Hygrophila difformis. You can find it at your local big box store.

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please excuse my momentary stupidity but what do you mean by local big box store? is that another term for a franchise type store??
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only problem is the serrated leaves
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What do you mean? It's not like it is a steak knife, serrated is just a description of leaf characteristics.
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Ok I wasnt exactly sure what it meant by serrated I just wanted to make sure it wasnt gonna hurt my fish
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what do you mean by local big box
Petco, Petsmart, etc.
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Ohhhh ok, thank you for that. Im probably gonna swing by the store after work so I'll check and see if the one near me carries that plant
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