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    I tried adding duckweed to my 10gal indoor Aldrovanda setup and it was a complete disaster. The plants quickly overgrew the entire surface of the water which was a major lighting problem and even worse, as the older duckweeds died, water molds began feasting on their remains. It was very difficult to remove the dead duckweeds because of their small size.

    In the end, I opted not to use accessory plants and my Aldrovandas are thriving and have turned a very beautiful maroon color. Maybe this problem was peculiar to me (or to indoor setups in general) and may not apply to outdoor growing, but I'd thought I'd offer my two-cents.

    Good luck with your attempt, and happy growing.
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    Tre, stay clear from Duckweed it'll take over, and is very hard to get rid of compleatly, I'd also stay clear of salvinia as it could also tae over and shade the alovandra... I'm guessing you have them growing outside you can grow papyrus, varigated sweet flag, pickel rush, water iris.. to name a few heh

    Water hyacynth is nice but will grow fast and gets huge roots that wil entangle your alovandra same with the water letuce. Next time you go Cp'ing look for plants growing in a cuple inches of water the non-Cp's arent illegal and wil be a nice contrast!

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    I bought a water sprite, Gamecock Iris, and payprus to put in the tank + the live spagnum. I think it'll work

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    water sprite... RUN that stuff grows like mad! Consider getting some dwarf anubias, they like low light conditionsdont grow fast, and look very nice!

    -Jc
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    Can you tell me more about Water Sprite? I have not been able to find anything about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Treaqum @ April 04 2005,1:51)]Can you tell me more about Water Sprite? I have not been able to find anything about it.
    Simply Google "water sprite" or "Ceratopteris".

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    Thanks Bob did not know the scientific name. Now my plant enclycopedia will be some help.

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