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Old 11-26-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-26-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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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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Old 11-26-2012, 05:04 PM   #3
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Yup, that's Duckweed for ya!
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:41 PM   #4
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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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Old 11-26-2012, 06:30 PM   #5
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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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Old 11-26-2012, 06:33 PM   #6
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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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Old 11-27-2012, 12:01 AM   #7
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wow..that was fast... \
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:32 PM   #8
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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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Old 11-28-2012, 05:52 AM   #9
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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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Old 11-28-2012, 02:38 PM   #10
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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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Old 12-01-2012, 05:46 AM   #11
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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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Old 12-01-2012, 03:20 PM   #12
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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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