So Much Ducked...

TankGeek

Member
Hey all... so I find that, like most who keep the dreaded duckweed, and despite running low tech tanks with low bioloads, that my tanks are over run with the stuff. I used scoop it out of my 5 gallon and 20 gallon and dump it into the 100g, as for some reason it would mysteriously disappear in that tank. However since taking the 100 gallon down and restarting it, suddenly the duckweed grows there too. Anyway, it seems so wasteful to just throw it out. I was wondering what other people do with their excess duckweed? I have seen YouTubers who turn theirs into fish or shrimp food. My attempts at recreating such recipes end in a mushy weedy mess, a lot of swearing and me unceremoniously throwing the food processor, duckweed concoction and all, in the sink. Any ideas other than starting a pond?
 

Salem

Member
Most people I know who have too much will just sell it or give it away
 

aussieJJDude

Member
I have goldies, so they turn into my duckweed processors. But many spevies of carp and barbs will eat duckweed, as will vegetarian cichlids and tetras.

Otherwise, in the past I have turned mine into free plant food, by mixing it into the dirt of my plants.... since in my area, no one wants it.
 
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TankGeek

Member
Unfortunately I don't know anyone to give it to. And I don't own any of those species. My platies, angels and gouramis don't seem to making a dent in it.
 

MrBryan723

Member
I second the terrestrial plant food notion
 

Robes

Member
My tanks use to grow duckweed like crazy but for some reason it just all started dying off. I've been trying to get it to grow in my tanks now and it just won't
 

MaximumRide14

Member
I pull it out and leave it in a cup until it completely dries out before throwing it away. I've found that this makes it much easier to get rid of. You can't really sell it unless you put a really cheap price on it, so I've resorted to just occasionally thinning it out of my tanks.
 

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