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Another Reason to Hate Duckweed

In case you can't tell, what you're seeing is the duckweed taking over my drop checker! It makes it non-functional, by the way, because it blocks the route dissolved gases take into the solution.


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That's pretty funny
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it gets stuck in my filter
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No offense, but that's what cleaning is for? I have duckweed in my 10gal and it gets tangled in everything (and then grows..ugh) but I just suck it out, put it in the pond or bunch it all into the corner again. It doesn't take much if you do your maintainance like your supposed to.

I DO have to admitt it CAN get old though!!
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Haha! None taken. I'm really pretty diligent with my aquarium maintenance. I do a 50 percent water change every week, dose everyday...I get my arm wet pretty much on a daily basis.

Believe it or not, it all started with one tiny piece of duckweed. There's barely any on the surface, and because I don't change my DC indicator fluid but once every 6 weeks or so, I just never noticed that some duckweed had made it down there. I just thought it was funny, as it seems that stuff will make its way into every nook and cranny available!
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I had a minor infection of duckweed but luckily got rid of it quick enough so i never became a problem.

Too bad i can't say the same thing for my snail problem...
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I guess I'm lucky, my adult blue gourami eats the stuff, I actually grow it another tank to feed him.
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I wonder if the guy looking to buy a pound of duckweed still wants some.....
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