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    planted pests!

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    anyone find duckweed a pain!?
    with 2 feet tanks i cannot use a surface skimmer so when duckweed spreads it carpets the whole surface!
    anyone has an effective method to remove it?

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    oh no.... i did ask about this earlier.... it's a nightmare....

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    seen kenzo using some fishing line and suction cups on the water line to prevent duckweed frm getting stuck, perharps Kenzo would wanna comment

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    oh yes.. duckweed is as pesky as Riccia IMO...... maybe you should consider replacing it with frogbits instead.
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    use fishnet to scoup loh. scoup every other day until cannot find anymore.

    Riccia on the other hand.... bo bian, pick manually.

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    that's not kenzo, that's ervine
    just scoop out the duckweed as you see it
    it's only second to bladderwort in terms of pervasity imo

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    joestoys.. how's the plants and the frogbits???[]
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    Get a medium sized Angel, it will have it as snacks.

    I dumped all the excess or harvested duckweeds inside my Angel tank and they finished it 2 hrs later.[]
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    yes kelvin... can see the plant are adapting to my messy tank... go with the flow.... as for the frogbit... notice my blue eyes love to hand below it... enjoying the shade

    seah...[:0] angel fish eats duck weed (new to me, cos mountain tortise lah??? hmmm I notice my guppies some bite the frogbits??? strange

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    BTW, if you have lots of duckweeds that grow too well in your planted tanks, isn't that going to block off most of your lights into your tank?

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    Nanjafly,
    That's rite. You'll have to regularly remove them. Same goes for frogbits. Did not remove the frogbits dor sometime, it covered the everywhere. My fish and plants did not like it at all.
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