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post #831 of 2450 (permalink) Old 01-27-2014, 08:05 PM
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Ahh cool! thanks for the tip!
Hahahaha yeah the dude gave me A LOT! the rest is in a ZIP bag. I had enough to place in my sisters betta tank. I have a LFS near by that I will give it to. she has Gold fish.

Now dumping the duckweed in the cold will kill it right? I dumped some of it in the snow when I did a water change.
Don't dump live duckweed. Duckweed is just that, a weed. And in some areas it is an invasive species. I just put mine in a little bowl without water and leave it to dry out. Once it is dried out, I wrap it in some paper towels, close it in a ziplock bag and toss it.

Another idea for use of duckweed, if you have omnivores, get some plain gelatin, your duckweed and some flake fish food. Blend it all together and freeze in an ice cube tray. Now you have fish food!

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Don't dump live duckweed. Duckweed is just that, a weed. And in some areas it is an invasive species. I just put mine in a little bowl without water and leave it to dry out. Once it is dried out, I wrap it in some paper towels, close it in a ziplock bag and toss it.

Another idea for use of duckweed, if you have omnivores, get some plain gelatin, your duckweed and some flake fish food. Blend it all together and freeze in an ice cube tray. Now you have fish food!
Even the cold weather wont kill it? wow well I am sticking with the Microwave. =P easier for me.
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Even the cold weather wont kill it? wow well I am sticking with the Microwave. =P easier for me.
I don't think so. I've read of people shipping duckweed in below freezing weather and it made it alive.

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This is our first foray into plants. If these stay alive I will probably order some anubias nana and maybe a floater of some sort. We got a banana plant, marimo moss ball, and Java fern. I tied the java fern to the Gary statue. Is that ok? Should I order some kind of fertilizer for these plants? I hope someday I can have a beautiful tank like the ones I've seen here!
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I don't think so. I've read of people shipping duckweed in below freezing weather and it made it alive.
Considering duckweed is still there in the wild on ponds when the ice thaws, I'd have to agree.
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Ahh cool! thanks for the tip!
Hahahaha yeah the dude gave me A LOT! the rest is in a ZIP bag. I had enough to place in my sisters betta tank. I have a LFS near by that I will give it to. she has Gold fish.

Now dumping the duckweed in the cold will kill it right? I dumped some of it in the snow when I did a water change.
Tree, send me some of that duckweed! I can't find anyone local that has any. I can pay for shipping. Just stick it in an envelope :)


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Tree, send me some of that duckweed! I can't find anyone local that has any. I can pay for shipping. Just stick it in an envelope :)
Sure! Message me your address and I will mail the rest to you. =)

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Considering duckweed is still there in the wild on ponds when the ice thaws, I'd have to agree.
Oh good point! =O
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my Fluval spec, a friend of mine is also bringing more plants over today that I'll be attaching to the driftwood.



and my planted 17g , it was struggling before but about a month ago I started using liquid fertilizer, liquid CO2, and root tabs. The plants now are growing quickly an doing awesome!


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Copper, why dont I see your pictures? :,(

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Cleaned up and trimmed my wisteria. I think I'm just going to let everything grow for a few months now that I have the tank the way I want it.


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