Are These Red Root Babies?

Bryangar

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The really tiny leaves? That’s duckweed.
 

Demeter

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That would be duckweed, a very prolific floating plant. I'd think about removing it before it takes over, as it often does.
 

endlercollector

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If you don't have too much duckweed yet, you can pick them out with chopsticks. Otherwise, you can lift out your frogbit and put them into a bowl of water, shaking them until the duckweed floats loose.
 

Zoomo

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Is there a way to contain floating plants to one part of the tank? I have very strong filters and they would just get stuck in the skimmer unless I can contain them somehow.
 
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Jellibeen

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Oh, darnit. I was hoping it wasn’t duckweed. It is already taking over. The red rooters are spreading as well, so that's good. I guess the duckweek came in when I bought the plants.
 
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Jellibeen

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Zoomo said:
Is there a way to contain floating plants to one part of the tank? I have very strong filters and they would just get stuck in the skimmer unless I can contain them somehow.
I have some tall plants in front of my filter that keep the red rooters out. My mom uses a bundle of plastic straws. I’ve also heard of people using airline tubing or thread attached to suction cups to make a corral.
 

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