KaitieG Posted December 21, 2020 Share Posted December 21, 2020 I've tried different floating plants in my tanks: -Duckweed (large and regular (twice)) turns white and dies -Frogbit--melts and disappears -Salvinia--melts and disappears -Water Sprite--down to about 1/3 of what I added 6 weeks ago--turning brown and falling apart Hornwort--this one might have worked, but it dropped needles and clogged up my siphon so much that it drove me NUTS and I removed it. I've tried free-floating and having feeding rings around the HOB filter output and having rings around the floating plants--none of those have fixed the issues. I have very hard water (LFS made a guess that this might be the issue) and a cover on the tank with just the LEDs that came with the kit, not plant lights. I'm wondering if they don't get enough airflow and/or if the light is insufficient. Nitrates are always between 20 and 40. My anubias grow great--slowly, but very nice looking. Java fern is decent. I love the look of floating plants and I could use the help with nitrates. I really want to be able to grow something--any ideas what I'm doing wrong? I'd really appreciate any suggestions! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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