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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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a long weekend's worth of duckweed

This stuff is insane, left alone for a 4 day weekend (no Co2, lights on a timer) and it goes from this:



to this:



Time to start scooping!


Started as a few hitchhikers on the water lettuce
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 05:21 PM
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this stuff is crazy. i went a week thinkin i only have a couple small bits in the tank and it covered i mean totaly covered a 29
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Yup, that's Duckweed for ya!
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 06:41 PM
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I have it on my 55 gallon and my red platies gobble it up. I can never find more than a few pieces.
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I hate it and love it at the same time, but such is the nature of Duckweed...

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Be careful of how you dispose of it since it is labeled as an invasive species in some States.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 01:01 AM
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wow..that was fast... \

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 12:32 AM
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Ahh duckweed... I can think of many things to call it, and surprisingly one of them is useful, but i can take over if left unchecked. Crazy plant in my opinion, lives when you dont want it to, doesnt when you do


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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 06:52 AM
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GAAD! Duckweed and azolla are very prolific. I place goldfishes for a while and after one to two days. It's gone. They eat it like salad. )
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i wish i could get some true azolla ive seen several people have it but its not really azolla
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 06:46 AM
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If you live in tropical countries like me We just grab it in rice fields, ponds and other gentle bodies of water.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 04:20 PM
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wicca27: Azolla is all over the place in your area.

Azolla caroliniana is even plentiful in Louisville.
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