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post #1 of 5 Old 10-07-2013, 08:18 AM Thread Starter

I used to have a ton of duckweed. I was looking in my tank this morning and noticed most of it is gone or clinging to my filter tube (and a few plastic plants as well).

Is there a way to keep it away from my filter?
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-07-2013, 09:40 AM
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What kind of filter do you have?

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post #3 of 5 Old 10-14-2013, 04:47 PM
Can't you just put some in a filter bag or net and place that far away from the filter intake?
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-14-2013, 09:10 PM
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You have a couple of options. You can look under the DIY section on the TFK forum for a plant corral design (really cheap and easy) to keep the duckweed at one end of your tank or you can get a sponge filter (just the sponge) and cover your filter intake or wrap the intake with the blue/white "filter floss sheets" and hold that in place with rubber bands.

It all works, just a matter of what looks good to you.
Filter bags work, but seem to clog quickly for me.
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-17-2013, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
Thanks. I'll see what I can work up. Elsewise, I'm just gonna get rid of it. I'm sick of fishing it out of my filter
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