I had someone give me a small amount of duckweed and I am wondering if I will regret putting (still in a bag) it my tank or is it something that will be beneficial. I have read most people don't mind it but others despise it. Thoughts?
I think it depends on whether you will want to cull it out on a regular basis. It grows fast! Also it can be a good added food source depending on what fish you have.I had someone give me a small amount of duckweed and I am wondering if I will regret putting (still in a bag) it my tank or is it something that will be beneficial. I have read most people don't mind it but others despise it. Thoughts?
I was going to say burn the place you buried the ashes but yes, duckweed and I are not friends.Burn the ashes just to make sure.
It grows fast but it’s easy enough to scoop it out with a net. The difficulty is not so much in controlling it but in removing it entirely if you wish to. It can be very difficult to get every last bit of it. I removed it from a tank about 6 months ago and I'm still finding a few bits to remove each week when I'm doing a water change. It doesn't help that I have other floating plants in there that it can hide in.
It gets out of hand and is very hard to remove 100% of it - i've been working on my 29 now for 2 months trying to remove the stuff. THe problem is my 29 has a lot of 'stuff' going on near the top and getting every last piece out has been difficult. I removed all that i can see but 2 or 3 weeks one shows up then a few days later 2 then a few days after 4.... you get the picture. It can be done but if you miss one little piece it will regrow... now if your top is mostly bare and you don't have the sort of filter that traps some of it - it can be removed a bit easier. Also if you have a spare gold fish you can use it to eat it.