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Old 07-03-2014, 03:05 PM   #1
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I was wondering if plants that you take from local waterways need to quarantined cause I was planning on taking some duckweed out of pond but I don't want to introduce a disease that's gonna kill off all my fish.
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I'd pass on this idea. It sounds good and the plants may grow for a time. But the difference in the environments won't work long term. Duckweed isn't a good plant to get started in your tank. It grows too fast. You'll spend a lot of time removing it if it does get started.

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I was wondering if plants that you take from local waterways need to quarantined cause I was planning on taking some duckweed out of pond but I don't want to introduce a disease that's gonna kill off all my fish.
I've been looking for some wild plants myself for quite a while. It can however come with some problems such as parasites and pests. In fact its very likely. It can be done though. I'd quarantine them for a while and maybe look into a bleach dip for them.

Duckweed is a great plant although its probably the single most annoying plant I've ever kept, especially in a heavily fertilized fast growing tank. It's a great food for plant eating fish as its very nutritious and it absorbs a lot of nutrients out of the water.
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I've been looking for some wild plants myself for quite a while. It can however come with some problems such as parasites and pests. In fact its very likely. It can be done though. I'd quarantine them for a while and maybe look into a bleach dip for them.

Duckweed is a great plant although its probably the single most annoying plant I've ever kept, especially in a heavily fertilized fast growing tank. It's a great food for plant eating fish as its very nutritious and it absorbs a lot of nutrients out of the water.

I'm going to use it for cover for fry in guppy tank
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I'm going to use it for cover for fry in guppy tank
Sounds like a great use for it then.
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I do both bleach dip and qt, I do crank up the heat a bit to race any leftover nasties to the grave.

Btw duckweed is the herpes of aquariums

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I do both bleach dip and qt, I do crank up the heat a bit to race any leftover nasties to the grave.

Btw duckweed is the herpes of aquariums

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