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    Default It's duckweed, not frogbit!


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    I thought all this time I had a red leaf variety of frogbit, I just found out it is indeed giant duckweed hahaha.

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    The underside of the leaves turn this reddish purple color in higher light, and the top of the leaves as well in even higher light.

    Anyway, I have tried to make fish food out of it because I always had so much of it and figured it was high in nutrition. It didn't work yet, but I know I can make it work eventually.

    I thought this was interesting to read. Turns out it is high in protein and calcium.
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    How did you find out it was duck weed? Do you use it to block some light for lower light plants near the bottom?

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    Somebody told me lol. So I looked it up. I doubt it was some special frogbit all these years lol! Apparently frogbit is larger. I don't use it to block light, but to soak up excess nutrients, plus, I like the look of them. It's GIANT duckweed, not that regular PITA stuff. It's very prolific, but easier to eradicate if needed.
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    Its alot nicer than the PITA stuff. Heck of a lot nicer.
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with Bloody Mary and Rose shrimp and 2nd with Blue Dream shrimp
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    I like the looks of it, too! It's very pretty with the roots dangling.
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    I do like the looks of the dangling roots,
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    And here I replaced it with water lettuce in my 120g because the roots are longer on the lettuce. I keep the GIANT dukweed in smaller tanks though. Idk, I might go back to giant duckweed....

    Which one do you think would remove more nitrate?
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