Duckweed lost its appeal to me

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Before I couldn't grow duckweed if my life depended on it so I started growing duckweed again in a smaller tank starting with a few pads (5 probably) now I am beginning to dislike it especially in a Shrimp Tank. It has covered the entire top which makes it pretty hard to clean considering the shrimplets like to hang upside down attaching themselves on the roots.

I started scooping the duckweed and was trying to scare the shrimplets to swim to the bottom of the tank, but in the bucket I caught 13 shrimplets.

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I got rid of all the duckweed I had. Well, tried to, but there seem to always be some stragglers I like frogbit a lot better. Since it's bigger it's easier to scoop out when you have too much, and it grows more slowly too.
 

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Bwahaha! My evil plan is coming to fruition!

I hate the vile things but they're not so bad provided you keep it under control. I acquired some Giant Duckweed and those surprisingly don't grow as fast as the smaller version does and their red color on the underside of leaves is cool. Adds a bit of color to the tank when you're looking up. I prefer the Giant more.

Sadly, all of my Frogbit and Water Lettuce have melted away. I just have duckweed, Giant duckweed, and salivina left.
 

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I miss my duckweed my fish kept under control by eating it. I been trying to get some since I lost it.
 

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I miss my duckweed my fish kept under control by eating it. I been trying to get some since I lost it.
It sounds like someone on here could be more than happy to donate some. I would actually if you want it I dont have that much, just enough that it's annoying to clean/work with my plants cause it attaches to my arm... I actually found some dried up in my room, hitch hiker followed me and survived my hand washing after my tank cleaning! I wanted water lettuce and/or frogbit but I wasn't a fan of the huge roots :/
 
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I miss my duckweed my fish kept under control by eating it. I been trying to get some since I lost it.
I'm sure I will be harvesting more soon...and I will be glad to ship to you
 

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You can send some my way if ya dont want it...Id love some duckweed!!!
 

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Mine keeps melting away too. Can't keep it alive for more then a month or so. Same with riccia, frogbit, and water lettuce. Water lettuce I can only keep alive in the pond in the summer. I keep trying to bring it inside to keep it alive through the winter, but no luck
 

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The trick, I find, is an open top tank for lettuce to grow.
 

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If you want to cut it down, get some good surface movement going with a bubbler, kills it right off ime.
 

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I'll take some off of your hands if you're willing to pay shipping. I just went negative due to gas -_- stewpid gas guzzling car.
 
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If you want to cut it down, get some good surface movement going with a bubbler, kills it right off ime.
It is in my shrimp tank so i don't want a strong circulation in the tank.

I'll take some off of your hands if you're willing to pay shipping. I just went negative due to gas -_- stewpid gas guzzling car.
Next time when I harvest it, I'll send some through an envelope free of charge if you don't mind the wait.

What fish other than goldfish eat duckweed?
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