Grow floating plants


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Anyone grow floating plants in a separate container or pool. Thinking of trying to get some growing well by placing in a water trough and adding fertilizer to help grow then add them back into the pond when there are lots of them.
 
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Parrots Feather, Duckweed and Azolla all grow good in my tubs. My fish don't seem to bother the Parrots feather but if I add Duckweed and Azolla it's a goner! I hear Floating Heart is a nice plant to grow. Kinda like a mini waterlily.
 
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In past summers I would have to pull water lettuce and hyacinth from my ponds and just put them in big muck buckets. They always did well even without fertilizer. The last few years I haven't really had a lot of success with either though. This year I didn't even buy the water lettuce. The hyacinth is just recently starting to take off (although no blooms at all) I have them contained in a feeding ring.

@sissy has posted about keeping floating plants in troughs and using fertilizer. I haven't seen her post anything in a while but I know she has mentioned doing this a few times.
 
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I've not grown them in separate tanks, but I have pulled them out and put them in a bath of Miracle-Gro to green them up and get them growing. They do great in the bucket, but I still can never get them to grow in my big pond, so I've kind of given up on that. They do great in my patio pond and pond less waterfall.
 

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