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post #21 of 34 Old 05-16-2012, 05:44 PM
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Now that I've seen this, I would be interested in getting some. I've never seen it locally, nor paid attention to it previously. I used to have the true species in my garden pond, until the racoon ate it all--along with the goldfish and their fry. Anyone in Canada willing to ship me some???

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I am getting close to the point I am going to have to start scooping some out, I would gladly send you some! but not sure it'd last all the way to Canada... sadly. is it possible to get a 1 or 2 day courier delivery maybe? probably cost a fortune.. which one are you referring to? the one I refer to as water lettuce? I love them both, although it can be a pain at water change time, in fact any hand in tank, feeding, or any time...lol but it looks super nice! and I like that the fish have shade from the bright lights. and my anubias and java fern is thanking me for it!

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I love research, and I usually know where to turn for information. I have my sources, in other words.

Now that I've seen this, I would be interested in getting some. I've never seen it locally, nor paid attention to it previously. I used to have the true species in my garden pond, until the racoon ate it all--along with the goldfish and their fry. Anyone in Canada willing to ship me some???

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there you go, did a search for water lettuce on ebay.ca and came up with a result. whether you wold trust them or not...is another matter? might be worth a try.

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post #23 of 34 Old 05-16-2012, 06:57 PM
I ended up with Duckweed as a hitchhiker plant too. I think it came hidden in the Cabomba because I was very thorough going over every large leafed plant I bought before putting anything in the tank. I seem to be skimming the little buggers out weekly. It grows unbelievably fast, and doesn't seem to care about the high water flow in the tank either. Grrrrrrrr!
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Whoa, almost thought that those were duckeed. They look nice.

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post #25 of 34 Old 05-16-2012, 06:59 PM
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My goldfish just eat all the duckweed like nothing so it's not a problem I got some free for the LFS and they ate it all...

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I am getting close to the point I am going to have to start scooping some out, I would gladly send you some! but not sure it'd last all the way to Canada... sadly. is it possible to get a 1 or 2 day courier delivery maybe? probably cost a fortune..
The issue is more with customs. Countries generally don't like you transporting living things across borders. While possible, it can cause hold ups that take ages and the plants die due to how long it takes.
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The issue is more with customs. Countries generally don't like you transporting living things across borders. While possible, it can cause hold ups that take ages and the plants die due to how long it takes.
Yes that's a shame... It's understandable though, there could be all kinds of foreign parasites and diseases being carried on Imported live stuff... I did find someone selling water lettuce on the Canadian eBay... So Byron could buy some that way.. Shame when I'm gonna be chucking some away before long..
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Both Canada and the USA have laws on live plants/fish crossing the border, and as Geo said, it is usually the delay that is the issue. Though they may refuse entry completely. Unfortunately all the environmental issues from invasive plants being released into the wild plus the increase in fish diseases and species being released has brought us to these times. I have shipped plants into the USA a couple times, but I no longer will due to the uncertainty and likely demise of the plants.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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Byron did you check out that Canadian ebay link? Selling water lettuce... Might be worth a try?
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Byron did you check out that Canadian ebay link? Selling water lettuce... Might be worth a try?
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Thanks Simon. I don't know that I would trust someone I didn't know.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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