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    Hi Guys,

    I thought I would try and start this for a lessons learned approach.

    My biggest regret is adding duckweed to one of my tanks.
    I now seem to have it in some shape or another in all of my tanks
    Just keep swimming, just keep swimming

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    1. Not quarantining fish from the start
    2. Not using a bleach bath for new plants from the start
    3. Not having enough space for more tanks (rectifying this at present)

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    Problem not regret. Plant collectoritus now I have run out of room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyfins View Post
    1. Not quarantining fish from the start
    2. Not using a bleach bath for new plants from the start
    3. Not having enough space for more tanks (rectifying this at present)
    Agreed and what about having to hide from the partner everytime you come back from the store. Lol
    Just keep swimming, just keep swimming

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    1. Not carefully documenting my changes and observations to plant growth - Can learn much faster this way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daimen View Post
    Hi Guys,

    My biggest regret is adding duckweed to one of my tanks.
    I now seem to have it in some shape or another in all of my tanks
    I did the same. I thought duckweed would look cool. lol how wrong was I.

    However i made it a mission for me to get rid of every single piece of duckweed. I can happily say i succeeded.

    No traces of that nuisance plant anywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty1089 View Post
    I did the same. I thought duckweed would look cool. lol how wrong was I.

    However i made it a mission for me to get rid of every single piece of duckweed. I can happily say i succeeded.

    No traces of that nuisance plant anywhere
    One day I hope to be in the same situation.
    I have eliminated it from about 4 of 18 so far.
    FYI rainbow fish love to eat duck weed
    Just keep swimming, just keep swimming

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    For duckweed, running a skimmer will help thin it out. Also use peroxide in a spray bottle to aid in cleansing it... One gold fish for one day......

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    1. using the same equipment on each tank. DON'T do it. it's not worth the hassle, treat your tanks as individual eco systems as no two are the same. you spread shit around.
    2. Not testing water (ammonia) when adding a bunch of platies, only had 3 angels and volume is 175 litres. (tank was fully cycled set up for 1.5 years) too much bioload and got Ammonia spike of 8. On top of this Angels got sick with bacterial fin rot and had to medicate as well. test, test, test. I hate Ammonia spikes so I now use bio sponges that run on AC/DC pumps that help dramatically, they also filter and aerate when power is out.
    Althought individual fish do not cost much, do not think of fish as cheap little expendables.

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