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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 11:44 PM
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XD they'll ignore it after a while. I never let it cover my tank surface entirely. But if they do, the betta will just push through and breathe from the surface anyway, I've seen them do this. if it grows well, you'll be throwing them out by the handful :) and best of all, you'll see no more ammonia XD Ur throwing ammonia away by the handful! woot!

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Wait you can throw ammonia away in a bowl my Carter used to live in it is 1 gallon he lives in a 10 gallon but the surface was covered in duckweed and crystalwort. The water was green there was a 15 watt light bulb above it and a plastic bad below the light to keep the Betta in there and Humidity.
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Anyone know of a way to keep duckweed contained? I want to be able to have like a flouting ring or something so its not too crazy in my tank.
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You just keep scooping it up and throwing it away to keep it contained, if you don't want total cover just throw away what you don't want, it will keep multiplying like crazy, so just throw it away again and again
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Anyone know of a way to keep duckweed contained? I want to be able to have like a flouting ring or something so its not too crazy in my tank.
sell it! Plenty of folks here seem to want it.
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What I'm going to do is place a straw from work across the top so its got its half to grow.


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sell it! Plenty of folks here seem to want it.
My local pet store just gave it away they have a tank full of plants and that is growing at the top.
They gave me some and what I don't have in my tank is outside in the sun. Does it need to be in a heated tank.

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XD they'll ignore it after a while. I never let it cover my tank surface entirely. But if they do, the betta will just push through and breathe from the surface anyway, I've seen them do this. if it grows well, you'll be throwing them out by the handful :) and best of all, you'll see no more ammonia XD Ur throwing ammonia away by the handful! woot!

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Excellent point about ammonia!

May have to reconsider my No duckweed policy.

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...I thought it was normal for bettas to eat the plants in their tanks, hence why they actually go after it.


But as for the duckweed, I'm just waiting for it to multiply hopefully by the time the new tank comes. That way I can put some on both tanks.
When they're curious they'll nibble anything!

My girls eat the roots of their plants when they want a snack.

Their poop comes out kind of whitish and clear afterwards. Good fibre content!

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