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Old 16-07-2004, 02:02 AM
Bill Stock
 
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Pond is a little bare this year due to the cooler weather. The Water
Hyacinth are surviving, but not flourishing. So I wanted to introduce some
other quick growing cover to help with the Algae and provide shade, as well
as a nosh for the GF.

I've read good and bad about Duckweed. I've got a 500 gal pond with 9 GF,
will Duckweed take over or will the GF ravage it? Should I grow it in a tub
and add as required? Do I need to coral it in one area to prevent
competition with the Lillies and WH?

Advice appreciated. I'm in southern Ontario BTW.




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Old 16-07-2004, 02:02 AM
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I don't know if goldfish eat the duckweed or not, but I know koi eat it. With
koi you can't keep it around long enough for it to take over.
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Old 16-07-2004, 03:02 AM
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Hey Bill,

What part of SO are you in? I'm close to Woodstock, between London and
Kitchener. My WH is deep green, spreading well and happy. My Azola and
Duckweed are close to choking the frog pond. (No GF). I'm about ready to
start adding to the compost. Temp of the water is 65 to 70 and I only have
sun on the ponds for 4 - 6 hours a day.

If you live close I'll give you some of my floaters. Email me.


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"Bill Stock" wrote in message
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Pond is a little bare this year due to the cooler weather. The Water
Hyacinth are surviving, but not flourishing. So I wanted to introduce some
other quick growing cover to help with the Algae and provide shade, as

well
as a nosh for the GF.

I've read good and bad about Duckweed. I've got a 500 gal pond with 9 GF,
will Duckweed take over or will the GF ravage it? Should I grow it in a

tub
and add as required? Do I need to coral it in one area to prevent
competition with the Lillies and WH?

Advice appreciated. I'm in southern Ontario BTW.





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Old 16-07-2004, 02:07 PM
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The only way I can keep duckweed is in my lotus pot on my deck with only
hatchling GF in it - any I put in the pond is gone in a couple of hours -
both GF and Koi love it. When I get some , I put it in the lotus pot and
scoop a handful or 2 out as a treat for my fish as it multiplies
Gale :~)
"Bill Stock" wrote in message
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Pond is a little bare this year due to the cooler weather. The Water
Hyacinth are surviving, but not flourishing. So I wanted to introduce some
other quick growing cover to help with the Algae and provide shade, as

well
as a nosh for the GF.

I've read good and bad about Duckweed. I've got a 500 gal pond with 9 GF,
will Duckweed take over or will the GF ravage it? Should I grow it in a

tub
and add as required? Do I need to coral it in one area to prevent
competition with the Lillies and WH?

Advice appreciated. I'm in southern Ontario BTW.





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Old 16-07-2004, 04:02 PM
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On Thu, 15 Jul 2004, Bill Stock wrote:

Pond is a little bare this year due to the cooler weather. The Water
Hyacinth are surviving, but not flourishing. So I wanted to introduce some
other quick growing cover to help with the Algae and provide shade, as well
as a nosh for the GF.

I've read good and bad about Duckweed. I've got a 500 gal pond with 9 GF,
will Duckweed take over or will the GF ravage it? Should I grow it in a tub
and add as required? Do I need to coral it in one area to prevent
competition with the Lillies and WH?


My goldfish do eat any duckweed I put in my 1800 gallon pond. I let it
grow in a tub pond and put some in when it grows enough. They scarf it
up. You can't really coral duckweed; it's small and will end up all over
anyway. You can retain the water hyacinth though in a hoop, ring, or
floating plant thingy.


Advice appreciated. I'm in southern Ontario BTW.





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"Robyn Rhudy" wrote in message
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On Thu, 15 Jul 2004, Bill Stock wrote:

Pond is a little bare this year due to the cooler weather. The Water
Hyacinth are surviving, but not flourishing. So I wanted to introduce

some
other quick growing cover to help with the Algae and provide shade, as

well
as a nosh for the GF.

I've read good and bad about Duckweed. I've got a 500 gal pond with 9

GF,
will Duckweed take over or will the GF ravage it? Should I grow it in a

tub
and add as required? Do I need to coral it in one area to prevent
competition with the Lillies and WH?


My goldfish do eat any duckweed I put in my 1800 gallon pond. I let it
grow in a tub pond and put some in when it grows enough. They scarf it
up. You can't really coral duckweed; it's small and will end up all over
anyway. You can retain the water hyacinth though in a hoop, ring, or
floating plant thingy.


Thanks.

Sounds like I need to grow it in a tub. I did not realize GF think of
Duckweed as Potato Chips.



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Old 17-07-2004, 12:08 AM
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Bill Stock wrote:

Sounds like I need to grow it in a tub. I did not realize GF think of
Duckweed as Potato Chips.


Oh, the GF eat that stuff like an addiction! All of my duckweed is gone, I
tried replenishing it, but the GF are faster then I am.

Maybe you got a bad batch of WH. Mine(I live in Brampton) are doing
beautifully, multiplying faster than I can handle, though no flowers yet,
which is probably a little too early in our neck of the woods considering
the weather we've had.


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Old 17-07-2004, 02:04 AM
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I have duck weed in the pond and settling pool. It is growing well with the
cool weather and provides a great dietary supplement for the Koi and painted
turtles. Koi are like goats .... nothing can possibly grow too much
They keep eating the roots off the WH.

Rob from Ottawa


"Bill Stock" wrote in message
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Pond is a little bare this year due to the cooler weather. The Water
Hyacinth are surviving, but not flourishing. So I wanted to introduce some
other quick growing cover to help with the Algae and provide shade, as

well
as a nosh for the GF.

I've read good and bad about Duckweed. I've got a 500 gal pond with 9 GF,
will Duckweed take over or will the GF ravage it? Should I grow it in a

tub
and add as required? Do I need to coral it in one area to prevent
competition with the Lillies and WH?

Advice appreciated. I'm in southern Ontario BTW.





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Old 17-07-2004, 03:02 AM
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"rob" wrote in message
rs.com...
I have duck weed in the pond and settling pool. It is growing well with

the
cool weather and provides a great dietary supplement for the Koi and

painted
turtles. Koi are like goats .... nothing can possibly grow too much
They keep eating the roots off the WH.

Rob from Ottawa


I actually found some at the local nursery, which is about 300 yards from my
house. The LFS did not carry it, looked at me strange for asking for it.

Yeah, my GF demolished the WH when it was in the aquarium, but leave it
alone in the pond. I suspect there are tastier things in the pond.




"Bill Stock" wrote in message
...
Pond is a little bare this year due to the cooler weather. The Water
Hyacinth are surviving, but not flourishing. So I wanted to introduce

some
other quick growing cover to help with the Algae and provide shade, as

well
as a nosh for the GF.

I've read good and bad about Duckweed. I've got a 500 gal pond with 9

GF,
will Duckweed take over or will the GF ravage it? Should I grow it in a

tub
and add as required? Do I need to coral it in one area to prevent
competition with the Lillies and WH?

Advice appreciated. I'm in southern Ontario BTW.







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Old 17-07-2004, 07:02 AM
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In article , "Bill Stock"
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I've got a 500 gal pond with 9 GF,
will Duckweed take over or will the GF ravage it?


I can't keep duckweed in my pond the fish, mostly gf, eat every last bit of it.
they also devour all the leaves off my clover plant too, so I had to move it
to the filter

Karen
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Old 17-07-2004, 08:02 AM
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I beg to differ! My ponds are over ran by duckweed! Impossible to see the
pond and the fish. Yes I have some big Koi, and some little ones. But the
duckweed won that war!

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"rob" wrote in message
rs.com...
I have duck weed in the pond and settling pool. It is growing well with

the
cool weather and provides a great dietary supplement for the Koi and

painted
turtles. Koi are like goats .... nothing can possibly grow too much
They keep eating the roots off the WH.

Rob from Ottawa


"Bill Stock" wrote in message
...
Pond is a little bare this year due to the cooler weather. The Water
Hyacinth are surviving, but not flourishing. So I wanted to introduce

some
other quick growing cover to help with the Algae and provide shade, as

well
as a nosh for the GF.

I've read good and bad about Duckweed. I've got a 500 gal pond with 9

GF,
will Duckweed take over or will the GF ravage it? Should I grow it in a

tub
and add as required? Do I need to coral it in one area to prevent
competition with the Lillies and WH?

Advice appreciated. I'm in southern Ontario BTW.







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Old 17-07-2004, 08:02 AM
Just Me \Koi\
 
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Anyone in Southern California in need of duck weed can have ALL they want
for free! Same for pennyworth, parrot's feather, oxygenating grasses, and
of course many other plants too many to name.

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"Karen Mullen" wrote in message
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In article , "Bill Stock"
writes:

I've got a 500 gal pond with 9 GF,
will Duckweed take over or will the GF ravage it?


I can't keep duckweed in my pond the fish, mostly gf, eat every last bit

of it.
they also devour all the leaves off my clover plant too, so I had to move

it
to the filter

Karen
Zone 5
Ashland, OH
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JMK, are you sure you have duckweed and not azolla? Duck weed is bright
shiny green, Azolla is dark dull green looks soft, like a fern, and turns
red in fall. I know koi or goldfish don't care for azolla.... or perhaps
your's are just well fed? ~ jan

On Sat, 17 Jul 2004 06:32:57 GMT, "Just Me \"Koi\"" wrote:


Anyone in Southern California in need of duck weed can have ALL they want
for free! Same for pennyworth, parrot's feather, oxygenating grasses, and
of course many other plants too many to name.


(Do you know where your water quality is?)
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Old 17-07-2004, 09:02 AM
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In article , "Just Me \"Koi\""
writes:

Anyone in Southern California in need of duck weed can have ALL they want
for free! Same for pennyworth, parrot's feather, oxygenating grasses, and
of course many other plants too many to name.


When I lived in Houston, TX I had the same problem, the plants didn't die over
winter, just died back a bit. Here in Ohio it's another story, WH, WL, PF,
anacharis, duckweed all need to be replace each year.

Karen
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I know the difference. I have both. I have Azollo in a different
container. You can have Azollo too if you want it. I probably will never
put azollo in my pond again as the roots just shed and get into everything.

I think the well feed theory may be the reason my duckweed are not
endangered.

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like an eggs-and-ham breakfast:
The chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'."

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"~ jan JJsPond.us" wrote in message
...
JMK, are you sure you have duckweed and not azolla? Duck weed is bright
shiny green, Azolla is dark dull green looks soft, like a fern, and turns
red in fall. I know koi or goldfish don't care for azolla.... or perhaps
your's are just well fed? ~ jan

On Sat, 17 Jul 2004 06:32:57 GMT, "Just Me \"Koi\""

wrote:

Anyone in Southern California in need of duck weed can have ALL they want
for free! Same for pennyworth, parrot's feather, oxygenating grasses,

and
of course many other plants too many to name.


(Do you know where your water quality is?)





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