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PostSubject: Yucky Duck...........Weed   Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:58 am

i have been having a little bit of a lemna problem.there is duck weed in a number of my tanks and it seems to be growing faster than expected.faster than my meal worms can eat and i have yet to aquire a fish that consumes this stuff at a fast enough rate.not even sure wich way to go as far as a fish.somthing like a silver dollar or tin foil they tear plants up but they are so undesirable in my book.look at this crap....[img][/img]its terrible.....one week here.
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PostSubject: Re: Yucky Duck...........Weed   Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:21 am

i think it looks pretty, but yeah i have seen that crap take away light like none other. i could use some actually...
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PostSubject: Re: Yucky Duck...........Weed   Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:36 am

its all you man..handfulls.
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PostSubject: Re: Yucky Duck...........Weed   Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:24 pm

sweeet...
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PostSubject: Re: Yucky Duck...........Weed   Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:34 pm

so i was over at charios the other day and noticed he had a coup[le tanks looking much like this one.i said man you got the same problem i have with your duck weed.he replied that those are his harvest tanks for the others.i noticed that all the other tnaks were free of the weed.he then told me that a simple gold fish will rid the whole tank of the menace.how simple Smile i now need to grab a couple goldfishes and quarantine them so that i may utilize there abilities.then off to the pond when its all done.
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PostSubject: Re: Yucky Duck...........Weed   Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:08 pm

I bet my bocourti cichlids would love that dtuff
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PostSubject: http://illiweb.com/fa/wysiwyg/picture_save.png   Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:39 pm

I actually find Duck weed and various other plants and animals that would normally be called pests interesting. I especially like Azola, how each one has tons of miniature leaves and repels water. Duck Weed I find just as interesting, I try to collect different types. I generally place them in my 10gal African dwarf frog tank. They have been disappearing though....I take some of that off your hands...
However they can be disastrous where you don't want them. Here is some pics I took of an Azola infested pond....
First of all for those of you who don't know here is a pic of Azola
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YES that is a pond lily being covered by CLIMBING Azola! I have even see Azola rooted into the nearby mud!
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Wierd....
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PostSubject: Re: Yucky Duck...........Weed   Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:08 pm

i ae that azola is intersting as a plant it is uninteresting to me as an aquarium specimen.you should check out some of the more indepth reads about the various types of azola and there abilities to reproduce through multiple means as well as there unique design structure some containing simbiotic relations.
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PostSubject: Re: Yucky Duck...........Weed   Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:13 am

well i finaly got myself a gold fish and now my problems are disapearing as far as the duck weed but he is growing fast and making a mess.hes kinda growing on me so he may just end up in the pond next summer.
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