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[APD] Re: Duckweed

> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 23:30:13 -0500
> From: Paul Krombholz <krombhol at teclink_net>
> Subject: [APD] Re:Duckweed
> To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
All my duckweed has disappeard, and it happened failrly quickly. I was having some not so great growth and some plants had yellow leaves. Erik Leung recommended doubling trace. I doubled the trace (TMG) to basically twice the recommended amount. Almost immed. I started to see the duckweed die back, it also seemed to take care of surface scum. Anyone seen this before ?
> >Will somebody please please please give me suggestions for ridding 
> >my tank of duckweed? I got it from a bunch of plants from my LFS, 
> >and it is driving me crazy!
> >Thanks in advance,
> >Jennifer in Austin
> Ducks eat it, so----.  (Just kidding!)  Goldfish eat it, but if you 
> don't want to go that route, you have to clean it out by hand.  This 
> involves dipping out water with a bowl and pouring it through a fish 
> net to capture the duckweed.  You have to do this frequently.  Each 
> time you try to get all you can see.  The next day, you get what you 
> missed.  Wait a few days and do it again to get the little fragments 
> that have grown big enough to see or the little submerged plants that 
> have managed to work their way back to the surface.  You have to keep 
> after it until you get the last bit and never give it time 
> multiply. 
> It is an advantage that it is a floating plant.
> -- 
> Paul Krombholz
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