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Re: [APD] Ideas for encouraging/controlling floating plants
On one of the aquatic plant forums someone suggested using airline
tubing to form a duckweed fence. The idea was to plug the ends of a
loop of airline, secure it in one place on the water surface, where
it would float. You could use airline support suction cups to hold
it in place. I haven't tried the idea, but it should work very well.
On Jan 27, 2007, at 7:58 AM, Erin Poythress wrote:
> Hi All,
> Most of the discussions on here about floating plants
> that I've observed tend to be about what a pain
> duckweed is to remove. :) I particularly remember
> someone suggesting a wet vac!
> But I have a spot in my 37G that I'd actually like
> some floating plants to thrive, though I'd greatly
> prefer frogbit (what's its fancy name?) or maybe
> Riccia to the rabid duckweed. The spot could cover as
> much as 1/3 of the tank (under it are a bunch of java
> ferns growing on lace rock-- oh, and algae).
> The problem, as I'm sure you're aware, is keeping the
> frogbit where I want it. I know that some pond keepers
> string fishing line to keep floaters in a particular
> spot, but fishing line up there would make water
> changing kind of a pain. Any ideas about what I could
> attach to keep the frogbit on that side that I could
> also remove easily when needed?
> Thanks for any suggestions.
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