Growing water weeds

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Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 12:37:15 -0500
To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
Subject:  growing water weeds

Most people want to rid their ponds and waterways of weeds.  I need
to grow them.  The ones I need to grow either die, or refuse to multiply.  I
have them in pond sediment and they are under growth lights for 1hours
a day.  I have added a touch of "Miracle Grow" to the tanks (about ( 8 x
12").  As the water evaporates I add more distilled water.  Yesterday, I
took about 1/2 of the water out and replaced it.
  The  plants I am attempting to grow are: parrot feather, 2 types of
green alge, duck weed, elodea waterweed, and arrow leaf.
  Any hints, instructions, corrections, suggestions, etc. would be much
  I am a retired food microbiologist and working as a technicion at EPA. 
nank you,
  George Krumm