02-19-2014, 08:44 PM
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Duckweed and Detering Fish
Ok, so I'm trying yet again to keep duckweed in my 75 gallon. However, it keeps getting sucked up by the main filter. I even tilted my sponge filter's flow to keep them corralled in one side of the tank. This worked for awhile, but this morning they were all back inside the filter (as the slowly made their way past the sponge filter and into the main filter). Do I have to put up some kind of block to keep them safe?
Also, my Rosy Barbs are back to their old habit of plant eating. I recently added new plants a few weeks ago after being bare for awhile (because they are evil plant killers! they even destroy Java Fern, but they don't touch Anubis). My plants were fine for awhile (and are growing great~) but these last few days the pack has began to devour one of the plants. I see their very obvious bite marks and catch them pecking at the plants as well. I know it's them, the buggers.
Anyways, how can I deter them from messing with the plants? I'll be moving them to a new tank but that won't be for a few months at least. :/