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Mystery of the Jumping Plants


Daniel
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I've not observed it, but I suspect my cat has done the same thing at times.  It's why I make sure I keep a decent lid on the tank.  

I had a 2.5 gallon cheapo tank I got from walmart as a backup/isolation/plant bucket/quarantine tank set up, and I was testing using loops of air tubing, sealed closed as a way to contain/keep out floating plants (in particular, duckweed) like I had seen folks online do.  The lid it came with was kinda crappy, and so I let it stand open with a decent light to keep the plants I had in it going well. Then, I found a bunch of duckweed, hornwort, and the airline ring pulled out of the tank on the floor.   I didn't see the cat doing it, but I can't think of any other thing that could have caused it.

Now I just make sure everything has a decent lid, and the airline rings I did make became cat toys, because I determined my cat would probably just pull them out otherwise anyway.

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Not really jumping, but I have noticed some of my new water sprite suffering from swim bladder disorder. (Honestly I love Fluval Stratum after its planted, but it is a huge annoyance to plant anything in it. I'm scared for when I have to start trimming the tops of stems to help fill in the rest of the tank lol)

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