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Old 04-02-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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How to manage Duckweed

...after too many bouts with every kind of algae known to aquarium hobbiests, our T-5 SO lit 28 gallon tank displayed another problem: duck weed.

Our solution: Dwarf Water Lettuce (DWL). The DWL hasn't completely eliminated the Duck Weed, but it has eliminated 80-90% of the stuff. Dwarf Water Lettuce grows rapidly, and it makes for beautiful surface/top plant.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:08 PM   #2
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I forgive duckweed of all it's defaults. It's such a fast grower, when I find there are too much. It is easy remove with a net, but I always keep some. Duckweed is not great with hang on filter, that filter tends to push the duckweed direction bottom, but does great with a canister.

Dwarf Lettuce is great, but the roots can become cumbersome. I guess it is a matter of taste :-)
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:27 PM   #3
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The 13 cent treatment to duckweed... A feeder comet they love it!!!
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:56 PM   #4
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i jus scoop away with a net
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:17 PM   #5
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I love duckweed and keep it in every tank.
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