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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Duckweed+ Filter=O.O

So I put some duckweed into my ten gallon but now it's snowing duckweed constantly and gunking up my filter...starting to think duckweed shouldn't be in filtered tanks...

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 04:27 PM
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It happens to me to, i just scrape them off

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you can tie a string across the top and block the duckweed from the filter.
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Mine has a waterfall effect so it blows the duckweed down under the water and sucks it up. I just removed all of it aside for a small portion that is floating on the other side of the tank sticking to the term. Hopefully it stays there because I would like SOME duckweed in there. Some that isn't getting blown all over the tank anyways.

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I use duckweed in all of my spawning tanks with sponge filters. It does need pruned quite often, but I try to avoid it in my tanks with power filters. I have seen bettas actually eat duckweed as part of their balanced diet.
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Duckweed IS the filter
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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My duckweed certainly became one with the filter xD

Can it clog up a filter and cause damage to it?

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My duckweed certainly became one with the filter xD
I'm weak, i cant stop laughing at that lolololol

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 12:53 AM
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This may sound odd, but I tried the string/air tube method to keep my floaters away from the filter, but it never worked due to evap and water level changes.. this is what I did:


Ya know them there betta logs they sell at petco/petsmart .. my betta liked his but for a short time (I have since switched to dwarf water lettuce) I tied my betta log to my Tetra 10i filter (my betta has 0 problems with it) with fishing line (through the top hole) and let the water pour into the hole at the top... INSTANT BAFFLE .. worked like a charm... too well... duckweed,... everywhere. I since scraped out all the duckweed and went with a larger floater and gave him back his log. Might be a cheap addition.

If you buy one, scrub it with a new toothbrush to get the dust off.. the paint on those aren't quality..
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I'll have to try one, might as well I have a large tank anyways. Tanks for the tip.

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