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  • Recommendations For Removing Duckweed?

    I've tried a net so far to get rid of the duckweed that came in on my plants (yes, I rinsed them well before putting them in the tank, they just clung to the wisteria so much it was impossible to get them all off.) Someone suggested when I do a water change I do it at the surface to suck them all up..but that will just make my tube clogged with it and spread it to the other tanks. Any suggestions guys?
    ~Erin
    10g, 20g, 29g, 55g

  • #2
    Actually if you increase the surface movement it will kill it off... All mine died when I added a new filter to the tank :/
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    • #3
      I've got the bubbler, the sponge filter and now the spray bar pointing up, there's still some dead areas where it can hang out.
      ~Erin
      10g, 20g, 29g, 55g

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      • #4
        The duckweed will grow in the dead areas still.

        Purchase Vals or Limphonia. There is a synergy between these plants and duckweed that will kill off the duckweed That's how I got rid of mine, but the plants have since been eaten or died out.
        - Dena

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        • #5
          I used a power filter to get rid of mine. I put it sideways at the surface so it sucked up all the nasty duckweed. Course I also helped it along by removing as much as possible with a net.
          -Jonathan

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          • #6
            Originally posted by catsma_97504 View Post
            The duckweed will grow in the dead areas still.

            Purchase Vals or Limphonia. There is a synergy between these plants and duckweed that will kill off the duckweed That's how I got rid of mine, but the plants have since been eaten or died out.
            I have jungle vals in there, will those work?
            ~Erin
            10g, 20g, 29g, 55g

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            • #7
              I was actually able to remove mine from my rimless manually. Each night when I fed, I just removed what I could see, in about a week it was gone never to be seen again.
              Chris (the 'h' is silent)

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              • #8
                I used the skimming method on one of my tanks, took a few times to get it all but hasnt come back since. I havent tried any natural methods but they should work by all accounts.
                -Jim-

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