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Re: Fwd: Do people use plastic plants in their killie tanks?
Water Sprite and Riccia do not exist in any quantity in the Mid West, does
anybody want to trade some for some eggs or cash?
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Wright Huntley" <huntley1 at home_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Saturday, August 05, 2000 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: Fwd: Do people use plastic plants in their killie tanks?
> BGorton at aol_com wrote:
> > Good evening- I was wondering if killie keepers ever use plastic plants
> > as cabomba, myriophyllum, hornwort, etc to float in the top layers of
> > tanks to offer protection, security, and hiding places for their
> The plastic plants are more harmful than beneficial, IMO. For floating
> cover, I like Water Sprite a lot. Many upper-water killies love to spawn
> the dangling roots. My ANN quickly overpopulate their tank in it.
> Salvinia and various duckweed species are good ammonia sponges too. Their
> big advantage is in providing an obvious ceiling that seems to discourage
> jumpers, even when they only cover a quarter or third of the surface.
> Last, but not least, is Riccia fluitans. It forms a fine floating tangle
> that is great for tiny babies to hid in. It needs more light, but pays it
> back with vigorous evolution of oxygen bubbles. :-)
> The three plants you mention as floaters are fairly worthless, as live
> plants, IMHO. They disintegrate at the least provocation and make a lot of
> trash in the tank.
> Join your local aquarium society or, better, killy club. The plants I
> mention are readily available there, but almost never seen in stores.
> Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntleyone at home dot com
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> Rule 1: Don't tell people everything you know.
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