Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England, U.S.
Growing duckweed ( Lemna minor ) in the aquarium.
I have had a recient desire to grow duckweed. Now I have read that some people will have their tank covered with it in less then a week. But not me. It seems I stuggle just to keep a few leafs alive.
I believe the species I have is Lemna Minor, that is to say 'common duckweed'. I have a few problems questions as it many of them seem unanswered in my searches.
Firstly my duckweed seems to get pushed around by my filter. It gets knocked under water, and sucked up the filter in-take. What do you do about that? Right now I have a small floating plastic ring, made from the top of a plastic cup, to corral the duckweed untill further growth occurs.
Another thing is, I have a low-light tank. I figured the duckweed would do better if it was closer to the light, so I try to keep the water full up to the brim. Is this a good idea?
Last edited by crayfish; 06-12-2006 at 01:01 PM.
Reason: To make post fitting for this forum