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Floating plants

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This might sound a bit unrealistic - but I'm looking for an easy grow floating plant that also does not block out light as I've got some wisterias, bacopa C, vesicularis/Xmas moss and egaria densa growing from the substrate. Its a low-tech tank w/ moderate lighting and only on liquid ferts (Micro and macro). Soft water, neutral ph and fully cycled. Got some amanos and a few barbs. 20G.

The objective is to give a homely area for my honey gouramis.

I've already read some articles and posts, but they all warn floaters blocking out light for others. This isn't something I want. Would duckweed or frogbit work if I keep them limited to a section with relatively low light (Under the filter drip trey)?
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I use giant duckweed in my 7.5 G betta tank. From craft store (hobby lobby) I got a sheet of thin black foam and cut four circles out if it. Then I cut the middle out of the circles (fold the circles in half and cut about 1/8" or 3/16" from the edge) leaving rings. I put the duckweed in the rings and they float around with the current from the small filter I use so they do not just sit in one place and block all the light. Some of the duckweed will escape the rings so occasionally I remove the excess from in and out of the rings and put it into another aquarium. A hair pick or flea comb makes it easy to remove the excess.
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