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  1. #51

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boundava View Post
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    Nat, I didn't have time to watch the entire video but one thing I saw right off the bat was that you have other stuff for the duckweed to get mixed up with. Having plants like pothos that grow out of the water are going to create tons of places for the duckweed to get into and at the same time make it impossible to net out the duckweed. Your other tank was a mixture of frogbit and duckweed. There will not be any way to remove the duckweed without removing the frogbit, as well. Those tanks are lost causes unless you remove the other plants that are on the surface.

    Again, duckweed is simple to remove. You turn your filter off, take your fish net, and gently scoop it all up by skimming the surface with the net. Takes about five minutes to remove 98% of the duckweed floating around. The next day, you will notice some more that were either hiding around your filter the previous day or were lodged in some plants underwater that came loose overnight. Turn your filter off, then skim off the surface again. By the third and fourth days, you'll maybe see a dozen or so stragglers floating around, but no where near the thousands you started out with. Grab your net and scoop them out when you see them. The key word you used in your video was when you were showing your sister's tank and said "diligence." You have to stay on top of the stuff for three or four days to eradicate it. You can't scoop some out one day, then wait until later in the week. Five minutes (or less), every day, for a week, and you will be duckweed free. No fancy bottle skimmers or anything like that is needed. That upper tank that you zoomed in on to show the dozen or so pieces floating around? Right then you should have whipped out your net and skimmed them out. Walking away when you see duckweed is the very reason people struggle with it.

    I want no excuses, missy! If I could clear out my duckweed in less than a week in THIS:

    there is no reason you can't clear it out of some little 5 and 20g tanks :)

    EDIT: and now I'm sad :( I miss my pearl so much!
    Last edited by BluewaterBoof; 08-24-2017 at 08:54 PM.

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    That makes a lot of sense! I will try to get that stuff tonight. Thank you!

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    A natural cycle takes about a month to work itself out

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