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Fast duckweed removal

Post by mikebike on Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:11 pm

I got mad at the carpet of Duckweed taking over the surface of one of my 33 gallon tanks.
I got out my wet dry shopvac.
I washed out the hose and container then put one of my gavel vac tubes into the suction emd of the hose it was a good fit.
I then use the smaller hose to suck up the DW but it kept pluggig up.
I removed the gravel vac and started sucking up the DW from about 1/2 inches above the surface of the water.
It worked very well.

Dump the contents of the vacume tub into a container and check for any fish the may have been sucked up.

Fish are normaly very smart and don't get sucked up.Very Happy 
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Re: Fast duckweed removal

Post by KristaLynn on Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:44 pm

I just kill duckweed in the tank with my black thumb of death.
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Re: Fast duckweed removal

Post by mikebike on Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:55 pm

this particulat tank has a lot of plants grow just below the surface and many peces if driftwood projecting out of the water.
They seem to help collect and protect the surface from using a net to skim the surface.
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Re: Fast duckweed removal

Post by Sbenson11 on Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:17 pm

@mikebike wrote:Fish are normally very smart and don't get sucked up.Very Happy 
NORMALLY ?

What makes me think there is a story behind that Shocked 

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Re: Fast duckweed removal

Post by mikebike on Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:30 pm

guppy fri hidding in the duckweed go where the duckweed goes<G>
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