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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on Duckweed?

I have 2 critter keepers I want to add some sort of floating or free standing plants that would be easy to maintain..Is duckweed a good choice?
Both are bare bottom with just some glass beads for color, 2 moss balls and a fake silk plant.. I want to try some real plants that are low maintenance and very hardy so when I do cleanings they wont mind being messed around with..

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That's what I like too, plants that are easy to move around. Anubias can float but I prefer it tied to a small piece of wood or rock. The roots glom onto the wood/rock and you can easily take it out or move it around. And they are pretty.

for floating I love dwarf water lettuce and duckweed. Hornwort is also good, it grows like a rope and it grows fast.
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I love duckweed. It is a massive nutrient sponge, rapidly propogates, provides cover for fry and looks attractive. Only downside is that it gets all over your hands and equipment when you do water changes and I have found in nutrient poor tanks it tends to die off or not do as well.

Duckweed may or may not do well in your tank. I've found it grows best in tanks with lots of nutrients available (I use aquasoil and my duckweed thrives) and quite high lighting.

A better alternative might be java moss. It is hardy, requires little to no light or additional care, and can be left floating in an aquarium without the need for planting or to be tied down.


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I found java moss to be really messy but maybe it didn't like my hard water.
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I'm going to try the duckweed and see what happens! lol I do love how it looks

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It's also really easy to scoop out when you feel you've got too much :) No long roots to yank out like with frogbit.
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