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Plant id
« on: March 24, 2019, 01:24:50 PM »
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Hi all  :wave:
Could anyone id this plant, I was told it's a Lily for aquarium or pond but nothing else
Thanks
Kim :)

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Re: Plant id
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 02:34:10 PM »
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It's water lettuce, Pistia stratiotes.

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Re: Plant id
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 03:27:33 PM »
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Thanks Sue
I can look it up now :)

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Re: Plant id
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2019, 03:36:21 PM »
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So not impressed  >:(
 i was told it's a Lily  :( and when I've read up on it its best kept in a pond which luckly i have  :)
Live and learn......impulse buying is not the way to go

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Re: Plant id
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2019, 08:28:45 PM »
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A lot of people do use in fish tanks. The main drawback is it doesn't like condensation dripping on it. Neither does Amazon frogbit or Salvinia. The other two commonly recommended floating plants, duckweed and water sprite, don't suffer from this.

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Re: Plant id
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2019, 08:43:43 PM »
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i read some more and yes discovered it is used in tanks like you say.
I'd already taken the glass lid off the tank even through the bloke said it would be ok in there :o
I'll look into the plants you've recommend (thanks for that :))

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Re: Plant id
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2019, 08:46:36 PM »
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There are couple of stem plants that can be allowed to float as well. Hornwort is one, though it does tend to drop old leaves like a Christmas tree drops needles. The other is Brazilian pennywort.
I have water sprite in my main tank. I used to have hornwort weighted down as well, but it grew so fast the stems got so long that they strangled the water sprite. So I got rid of it a bit at a time. I also have a bit of pennywort. I bought that for my betta's tank but it wasn't at all happy in there. I moved it into my main tank and now that the hornwort has gone, it is thriving.

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Re: Plant id
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2019, 09:17:57 PM »
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I have this thriving in my fluval tank with hood on,  it was bought as dwarf water lettuce?
I am becoming a little obsessed with buying plant's lol :rotfl:

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Re: Plant id
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2019, 09:19:58 PM »
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Fish love it  :)

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Re: Plant id
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2019, 09:30:48 PM »
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It's hard to be sure but that one looks a bit like Amazon frogbit.

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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2019, 10:07:02 PM »
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Lol nothing is as it seems  :o
I don't mind really because it's growing fine and the fish and me love it
But dear God does anyone know what their selling :rotfl:

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Re: Plant id
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2019, 08:29:52 AM »
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It might well be a form of water lettuce because it doesn't look quite right for frogbit, just a bit more like frogbit than the usual photos of water lettuce   :)

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