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Offline B-ri86

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Floating plant problems, needing some inspiration.
« on: July 28, 2019, 06:50:54 pm »
Hi all,

I came back from holiday on Friday after a week away to find nearly all of my floating plants have disappeared. I had a small mixture of frogbit, water lettuce and salvinia.

Whether they were eaten or not I know my flow can't be doing the floaters any favours so I'm looking for some suggestions on how to keep them from moving around too much.

Seen a video on YouTube of a guy using sucker pads and fishing wire to section off an area, anybody tried this?

I have what I believe to be limnophila sessiflora and a new bunch of vallisneria in my tank just now should I try letting it overgrow to the surface and hopefully the floaters get caught up in it to stop them moving around?

Or should I get something like hornwort or guppy grass to float and and let everything get caught up in it?

Any suggestions/experiences would be appreciated as always.

Thanks!

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    Re: Floating plant problems, needing some inspiration.
    « Reply #1 on: July 28, 2019, 07:37:50 pm »
    Another alternative to fishing line is to use some airline tubing to create a floating barrier on the surface of the water.

    Something like this: https://www.reddit.com/r/Aquariums/comments/81gali/floating_plants_taking_over_or_getting_stuck_in/

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    Re: Floating plant problems, needing some inspiration.
    « Reply #2 on: July 28, 2019, 09:56:47 pm »
    That's quite crafty I like it.

    Looking at floating pond feeder rings as a possible option but some of them are a bit on the big side, really need it to be black or green to blend in though.

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    Re: Floating plant problems, needing some inspiration.
    « Reply #3 on: July 29, 2019, 04:53:38 pm »
    Ordered airline tubing and suction cups going to conjure something up to section off a corner of the tank for the floating plants. Pics to follow!

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    Re: Floating plant problems, needing some inspiration.
    « Reply #4 on: July 29, 2019, 08:59:27 pm »
    good luck!

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    Re: Floating plant problems, needing some inspiration.
    « Reply #5 on: July 30, 2019, 04:51:17 pm »
    About 2 mins into this should give you some inspiration :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBGcPGQvO9Y
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    Re: Floating plant problems, needing some inspiration.
    « Reply #6 on: July 30, 2019, 11:51:37 pm »
    Very crafty never thought of acrylic tube