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Piabinha at aol_com wrote:
> are Limnobium (amazon frogbit) species more difficult to cultivate than water
> lettuce (Pistia)? i can't seem to keep any alive. what does it require? my
> Pistia threaten to take over the world and at one time even bloomed but
> Limnobium just disintegrate.
> btw, what species are available in teh hobby ? i think i've seen 2, one
> large and much coarser than the other, but they might have been the same
> tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA
I have both a small species in the aquarium and in the garden pond, and a
giant type in the pond. I'm not sure if they are the same species. IME it
is very demanding of nitrogen levels. I use it as a sure indicator of low
nitrogen. It only thrives when my Tetra NO3 test reads above 10-15 ppm.
Below that, it turns yellow and withers. It also seems to prefer the warm
and humid environment under the aquarium glass cover than the open air in
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