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Minimum Lighting for growth: low
Growth Speed: fast
Propagation: Will divide by itself
Duckweed is a hardy floating plant that reproduces very fast; it can easily cover the surface of almost any aquarium within several days. Regular (weekly) removal of excess plants is necessary to prevent total coverage of the water surface. It is quite attractive when it occurs among other floating plants. Most aquarists acquire Duckweed as "hitchhikers".
It is a high nutrient-requirement plant, thus particularly useful in new aquaria and "natural" filtration of water; if this plant does not grow well, it is a certain sign of nutrient deficiency in the water.
This plant tends to be easily dragged into the filter by the current.
- contributor: Byron
Last edited by ao; 07-16-2013 at 11:39 PM.