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Obakemono 12-03-2011 04:51 PM

Duckweed wanted
 
Anyone have some duckweed they want to part with?

chevysoldier 12-04-2011 06:05 PM

Duckweed will grow like crazy and can be a pain to get rid of. I'd steer away of this if it is for an aquarium.

Byron 12-04-2011 08:08 PM

It might help to post where you are located. Someone close by might have some, as shipping plants in freezing weather can be troublesome.

It is true duckweed can become very much a weed, but I now have it in all my tanks but one and I just scoop some out every water change. It is a tasty food for vegetarian fish, highly nutritious.

thekoimaiden 12-04-2011 09:27 PM

Carolina Biological sells it for pretty cheap. You could also check aquabid. Depending on your local temps, you might want to hold off on ordering it until it warms again.

I have duckweed in my betta tanks. Whenever it starts to overgrow I just scoop some off and put it in the goldfish tank. They love to eat it, so it's never taken hold in that tank. It makes a great cover and nutrient sink.

kangy 12-05-2011 12:29 AM

I'm also wanting some duckweed. My sponge filter should be here by next weekend so ready to get some surface plants :) Anyone in AZ care to part with some?

SomeDudeAtHome 12-05-2011 04:13 PM

I could send you both some if you'd be willing to pay for shipping plus a couple extra dollars. Not entirely sure how it'd do shipping since it is getting colder but if you want to pay for faster shipping that'd be fine.

kangy 12-05-2011 05:15 PM

Thanks, but NY to AZ shipping in the winter makes me nervous. I found a local forum and someone said they could part with a 3"x3" chunk to get me started. How fast will this stuff really grow. When weather warms up (or as I find it local) I would love to mix in some Salvenia and Frogbit with it :)

SomeDudeAtHome 12-05-2011 06:50 PM

It grows FAST especially if you don't have a strong current across the top or there's other floating plants like watersprite for it to hide in. I have Salvenia as well which doesn't seem to grow as fast and I like the look of better.

Obakemono 12-05-2011 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by SomeDudeAtHome (Post 913288)
It grows FAST especially if you don't have a strong current across the top or there's other floating plants like watersprite for it to hide in. I have Salvenia as well which doesn't seem to grow as fast and I like the look of better.

I'm in middle GA and I'll pay for shipping and some more.

SomeDudeAtHome 12-05-2011 11:21 PM

You have a PM


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