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My lily pads grew like crazy, great for sucking nitrates out your water. Would like to trade for another type of freshwater plant that I don't have. Let me know

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I could trade you a coral frag for some next time you make it to the farm...I only have java fern and anacharis lol, you probably already have those! :)
 

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The plant is Limnobium laevigatum (Amazon Frogbit) - one of the best and easiest ammonia/nitrate gluttons.
 

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As soon as you dump a bucket load of it in the compost, someone will respond;
Happens every time. Just think of all that waste nitrogen you're taking out, and don't feel bad. I use it in my redworm bin.
 

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As soon as you dump a bucket load of it in the compost, someone will respond;
Happens every time. Just think of all that waste nitrogen you're taking out, and don't feel bad. I use it in my redworm bin.
Is it worth setting them up in a 20 gallon tank, tap water and just sun light? Would they even last in that type of set up?
 

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Yeah, they might. Refill it with used fish water to add some nutrients and minerals. Good to have some extra frogbit on hand anyway -- if you need to medicate a tank and the filter bacteria is killed (or when a filter motor fails), frogbit is a great way to instantly replace the ammonia-consuming function.
 
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