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Old 10-04-2013, 04:29 PM   #1
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Duckweed???

Can I get duckweed for my tanks if I'm running HOB's???

Will the HOB's just suck it right up or push it all over my tank???
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:12 PM   #2
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Ok so to answer your question it will be hard as the filfer will blow it everywhere.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:28 PM   #3
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Title fixed.

There are much less irritating plants than duckweed, I'd go with something else honestly.
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I tried it. I failed miserably. Once I put it in the tank, the fish thought it was food and tried to eat it. From there it blew all over until it settled to the bottom, where I sucked it up with a siphon . lol
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You can do frogbit, although this plant doesn't like a lot of water movement. Right now I have Water Hyacinth in my 55g. You can also use Water sprite, the oakleaf water sprite is my favorite. Water lettuce, hornwort (too messy IMO, and others can all be used as floaters.

Duckweed is a food source for many fish. I grow it outside in the summer and feed it to the goldfish and koi. Even my angels like a little now and again.
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