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Old 4th November 2012   #1
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Hi guys, i've currently got some riccia floating in my tank to block the light. It helped to block enough light for the axis to be comfortable but let enough through for viewing. Lately i've notice hair alge growing in the riccia and binding it all together and i've had to throw out big chunks of it so i've only got a little left. The light is quite bright in there now so my axies are all hiding away in their hides.

What are the other options i've got for floating plants? If you could post pictures too that would be a big help.

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You have a lot of options the ones I have had are:

Duckweed: Live Duckweed 2 Tablespoons Starter Kit Grown Indoors Fish Food or Tank Plant | eBay

Frogbit: Amazon Frogbit Best Deal Yet with Free Shipping | eBay

Anacharis: Live Anacharis Fish Tank Live Plant | eBay

Those are the three I have had in my tank that all do great. I am sure there are more that is just what I have.

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Its not a floating plant, but I lay a chux cloth out under the light to block some light. It works well in my tanks, you can really see the difference when you move part of it. My axies also don't seem to get startled when I turn the light on, they hardly move a muscle.

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