Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. Default All my duckweed and frogbit died


    0 Not allowed!
    All my duckweed died within 3 days - it's not rotten or anything. There are some pale brown particles left but the rest of it is just *gone*. The frogbit is mostly gone as well but I have some healthy-looking mini water lettuce. My other plants are all growing well.

    I also lost a black neon tetra last week and one of my new panda corys this week. Everyone else - neons, pygmy coryes, guppies, kuhlis, Otos, shrimp seem to be thriving.

    Parameters are fine - 0, 0, 40 (pre-weekly 30% water change).
    PH stable at 8.2 (API liquid high PH test)
    Hard water.

    Could something have eaten the duckweed?
    My tank seems perpetually HUNGRY - any food gets devoured within seconds, all I ever find of a dead fish is a spine (yuk!), usually because a shrimp is dragging it around (yuk!) ... I feed twice a day in small quantities and the morning before WC I tend to give a "bumper" feed of a couple wafers to make sure all the bottom dwellers are well fed too.

    My nitrates seem high enough that I can't imagine the duckweed died through starvation, but looks like I'm the only person t ever kill that weed ... and I wanted to have it!
    55g planted: 10x adult guppies + fry, 10x kuhli loaches, 7x black neons, 2x neons, 6x Amano shrimp, assassin snails & cherry shrimp

    10g planted: Bael the betta & black devil trumpet snail

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southeast Texas
    Posts
    14,413

    Awards Showcase

    TGIF Indeed!!! - Compass TGIF It's Miller time and my lawn is mowed :P - Taurus Sorry for your loss :( - steeler58 To renew your energy from posting so much.  :) - WhistlingBadger TGIF back at you ;-) - steeler58 
    TGIF - showmebutterfly TGIF...too bad it only comes once per week :-) - Taurus TGIF indeed! - RiversGirl TGIF -- and TFAYH (thanks for all your help!) - wgoldfarb TGIF! - Compass 
    My first gift goes to you, hope you like the rummy nose :) - fish gazer Thanks so much. - metweezer here's to 14,000 posts :) - steeler58 For a Super-good idea! - Rue TGIF back at you :) - steeler58 
    TGIF!! - steeler58 TGIF!! - steeler58 TGIF indeed - RiversGirl TGIF back at you! - Taurus TGIF back to you! - wgoldfarb 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I have no clue, but I thought duckweed was one of those plants that you just can't kill!...it just sort of disappeared from the tank?
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal

  3. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    I have no clue, but I thought duckweed was one of those plants that you just can't kill!...it just sort of disappeared from the tank?
    Yup it just disappeared. I even checked out the canister to see if some freak in-tank storm sucked it all away .. but nope. All gone.

    Everyone says it can't be killed. Apparently, if you want to get rid of it, just ask me to look after your tanks for a couple weeks! (there's none in my garden pond either. I actually collected the stuff to put in my tank because I like the shade it provides lmao). It had been there about 2 months, alongside the frogbit.
    55g planted: 10x adult guppies + fry, 10x kuhli loaches, 7x black neons, 2x neons, 6x Amano shrimp, assassin snails & cherry shrimp

    10g planted: Bael the betta & black devil trumpet snail

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southeast Texas
    Posts
    14,413

    Awards Showcase

    TGIF Indeed!!! - Compass TGIF It's Miller time and my lawn is mowed :P - Taurus Sorry for your loss :( - steeler58 To renew your energy from posting so much.  :) - WhistlingBadger TGIF back at you ;-) - steeler58 
    TGIF - showmebutterfly TGIF...too bad it only comes once per week :-) - Taurus TGIF indeed! - RiversGirl TGIF -- and TFAYH (thanks for all your help!) - wgoldfarb TGIF! - Compass 
    My first gift goes to you, hope you like the rummy nose :) - fish gazer Thanks so much. - metweezer here's to 14,000 posts :) - steeler58 For a Super-good idea! - Rue TGIF back at you :) - steeler58 
    TGIF!! - steeler58 TGIF!! - steeler58 TGIF indeed - RiversGirl TGIF back at you! - Taurus TGIF back to you! - wgoldfarb 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Now that is really strange...
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal

  5. #5

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I had this same thing happen to me. When my ten gallon was set up I bought some frogbit for it. There was enough to cover about 2/3 of the surface. It seemed to do well for about a month and then literally over the course of 2 or 3 days it disappeared. There was no dead plant material, no change in water parameters and the only fish were neon tetras.

    It was as if it just dissolved.

    I just assumed that my lighting was inadequate and that must have had something to do with it.
    ~Manna
    10 gallon live planted aquarium with 6 neons
    90 gallon fw community in progress

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southeast Texas
    Posts
    14,413

    Awards Showcase

    TGIF Indeed!!! - Compass TGIF It's Miller time and my lawn is mowed :P - Taurus Sorry for your loss :( - steeler58 To renew your energy from posting so much.  :) - WhistlingBadger TGIF back at you ;-) - steeler58 
    TGIF - showmebutterfly TGIF...too bad it only comes once per week :-) - Taurus TGIF indeed! - RiversGirl TGIF -- and TFAYH (thanks for all your help!) - wgoldfarb TGIF! - Compass 
    My first gift goes to you, hope you like the rummy nose :) - fish gazer Thanks so much. - metweezer here's to 14,000 posts :) - steeler58 For a Super-good idea! - Rue TGIF back at you :) - steeler58 
    TGIF!! - steeler58 TGIF!! - steeler58 TGIF indeed - RiversGirl TGIF back at you! - Taurus TGIF back to you! - wgoldfarb 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    The Case of the Disappearing Duckweed
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Western Maryland
    Posts
    3,656

    Awards Showcase

    Have a martini on me fellow western marylander - jbeining75 thank you so much my puffer and i are very happy - Angila Heres one! :D - Wild Turkey nice plecos - KingFisher For all your advice  thanks - Celtic Fins 
    for your kind comments. - Celtic Fins Merry Christmas - Northernguy Awesome help with my loaches - R2 Ranch Seasons Greetings. Have a great Christmas - Celtic Fins Wishing You A Happy New Year!!! - Jill 
    Happy New year - Celtic Fins May the Anti troll force be with you. - Celtic Fins 2001 posts! - Northernguy For your helpful fry advice - Cliff Its not a featherfin but thanks for the info!lol - Northernguy 
    Merry Christmas!!!!  :) - Ellen4God 

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    Frogbit does need a good bit of light, but duckweed will grow with nothing more than a regular fluorescent strip light IME. Plenty of fish will eat it, but I don't see any on your stock list that seem likely to. I have seen it get trapped under ornaments or driftwood when the flow from a hob filter carries it deep enough, but it's more likely to clog the intake than get sucked into the filter.

    ^^^^Please click the eggs/dragons, thanks.

  8. #8

    Default


    2 Not allowed!
    I have also read duck weed doesn't like a lot of flow, but I have no first hand experience with it. You might want to look into that.

    I would also suggest increasing your weekly water changes as you have very high nitrates. That could have be a factor in your recent fish losses.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  9. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I am a bit guilty of over feeding as I always worry about the bottom dwellers. And I'm probably guilty of overfertilising too to keep the plants happy. *big sigh!* ... I was doing two weekly WC but kept getting BBA. Was advised on the plant forum to reduce WC ... and indeed the BBA has totally stopped. Can't win!

    Flow could be an issue. My filter moves 1400L per hour ... in 200-ish L tank. I was told to go for 10x times the volume due to the heavy planting in the tank. And I have an additional power head as well to keep things circulating. So that probably explains the floating plant deaths. I do have a corral for the floaters, but I guess it doesn't offer much protection to the smaller plants.

    You can see my floating corral in this pic.
    55g planted: 10x adult guppies + fry, 10x kuhli loaches, 7x black neons, 2x neons, 6x Amano shrimp, assassin snails & cherry shrimp

    10g planted: Bael the betta & black devil trumpet snail

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    methuen ma usa
    Posts
    3,689

    Awards Showcase

    Blog Entries
    2
    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
    World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - genocidex 

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    heres my theory, fungus. being half in water and half out floating plants are very susceptible to the smallest infection of fungus. and i happen to know that of the floating plants flogbit and duckweed are the more susceptible of the common floaters. it has something to do with the matrix of their plant cells and such. if you want to try and save what little frog bit you have left i would splash them around a 1ml/gal (or 1ml/400L) of hydrogen peroxide to water for about 10 mins. then rinse good in old tank water or just dechlorinated. maybe repeat this with your water lettuce too. but im not sure how well they hold up to the treatment.

    what cliff was say is completely true, all floaters like frogbit/duckweed will die with too much flow. i know this by experience. but that should only apply to surface flow not tank flow.
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
    I.R.S.: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •