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Old 03-25-2007, 06:13 PM   #1
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Duckweed

Does Duckweed help out with water quality very much? I know Goldfish will eat it, but I was hoping to cultivate some in a bucket first and hope that I can get it to take hold in the barrel outside. I don't mind that it's invasive as far as growing out of control. Also, does anyone want to send me some if it's so readily available in your tanks? I can't find any at the LFS around here.
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Old 03-25-2007, 06:17 PM   #2
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If you decide you want some I'll be happy to send it for postage.
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Old 03-25-2007, 06:40 PM   #3
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all duckweed does is eats up yout nitrates so other plants in the aquarium cant use them.

Thats why alot of people don't like it, I on the oither hand, LOVE duckweed. It is great for tanks with livebearers, and good for fish food aswell.

I have quite a bit of it aswell, i hope to get more when pond season starts, so i can use it for cover for livebearer fry.
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Old 03-25-2007, 10:06 PM   #4
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I don't have much in the barrel, except for some Java Moss and lilly plant. I don't mind having the Duckweed. I'll think about it some more and I will PM you guys if I decide to go with Duckweed. Thanks for the offers.
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Old 03-25-2007, 10:54 PM   #5
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And if plecoperson does not have any I have some of hers you can have
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:31 AM   #6
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Look, I said I was sorry about the weed, man.
I didn't know at the time that everyone despised it so.
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:38 AM   #7
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Actually I find it kind of cool!

I take it to work and throw it in the cichlid tank, they go crazy for it.
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Stop distributing bad weed.
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Old 03-26-2007, 02:22 PM   #9
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Its not a bad weed. In fact, it is actually possible to create a self sustaining ecosphere using duckweed, pond snails, and freshwater puffers. But thats a project for the incredibly adventurous.
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It is great for tanks with livebearers, and good for fish food aswell.
In your experience Waterpond, what fish eat it?
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Old 03-27-2007, 08:48 AM   #11
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Dude, your weed is on the way, and it is SWEET.
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Old 03-27-2007, 02:50 PM   #12
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I'm going to tell everyone that I'm receiving weed in the mail. SWEET! Thanks again!
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It's here! Thanks, Lisa.
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Old 03-29-2007, 04:45 PM   #14
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Dude, do NOT publicize the weed. Yeesh-you are so uncool.
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Old 03-29-2007, 05:37 PM   #15
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I want red root floaters I hear it is the best weed.
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I thought the best stuff was from hawaii.

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Old 03-29-2007, 07:32 PM   #17
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Nah, just the fish.
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