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I am not sure if I need to buy a baby duck for my Aquarium or something because I have this duckweek which hitch hiked from a plant I got from a fish farm.

Now this stuff has taken over my aquarium and blocked out the lights for my plants and blanketed the surface.

Is there any stopping this stuff?
 

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I am not sure if I need to buy a baby duck for my Aquarium or something because I have this duckweek which hitch hiked from a plant I got from a fish farm.

Now this stuff has taken over my aquarium and blocked out the lights for my plants and blanketed the surface.

Is there any stopping this stuff?
Use a shop vac and skim the surface.
 

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I made a surface skimmer out of an old power head and a Pepsi bottle stuffed with filter floss and I never had a problem with it after that.

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I swear this duckweed will appear overnight.

I spend hours with a net filtering every last duckweed and I come back the next morning and the surface is filled with it again.

I don't know if they hide underwater then come to the surface or grow out of microscopic leaves invisible to the human eye but wow, this stuff is hard to kill.

Any fish eat this stuff?

Thanks.
 

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A few minutes each day of netting it out always works for me.

Have you been able to stop it for good or do you have to do this everyday just to keep the problem in check?

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Have you been able to stop it for good or do you have to do this everyday just to keep the problem in check?

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Once it's gone, it's gone. You have to be diligent and make sure you get it all out. Then make sure of it for the next couple of days, by going back, and take out any speck of anything floating. It's worked for me to completely eliminate it many times. Then I get dumb again, and don't rinse off new plants. :grin2:
 

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I pick it out with tweezers almost every day just to keep it in check.My angelfish don't seem to care about eating it at all.it came in on some plants I stupidly put in without quarantining,and now have bits of it in all my tanks.
 

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+1 on daily netting. I had duckweed once. Hated it. Probably took daily netting for a week to get rid of it. I'd suggest you check daily until you don't see any for a week before stopping.
 
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