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There are several examples around of floating containers for tasty plants like duckweed. I have quite a few. This, however, is the easiest and cheapest (free) one you can make.

I took a plastic container that held strawberries and removed the top. Then I took a foam tray and cut a hole into which the other container would fit.

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Put them together,

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Put them in a container pond and put in some duckweed.

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This floats in the pond with the duckweed getting delicious fish water while being protected from the hungry fish -- at least until the population builds up a bit so I can feed it to them.

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Oh awesome :thumbs:

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That's an amazing idea, thanks for sharing!

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You've got so many awesome ideas! :D

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great idea!

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What a fabulous idea!

That is so much easier than how I did it--who made you so smart? :rofl

No more needle and thread for me! :tomuch:

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I spent half a day making one from pvc and screening too. I have made some from the same kind of berry containers, but carefully glued on something to make it float (which always came off).

I was taking out the recycling this morning, looked at some of the plastic, and went "O.M.G! Why didn't I think of that before?"

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You are so creative! :thumbs:

I love reading your posts :)

Edited by Flipper

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Very nice! I definitely can do this, and will be getting some duckweed for the tanks now! So awesome! :D

Koko, could we count this as tip for tip of the month? :)

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Very nice! I definitely can do this, and will be getting some duckweed for the tanks now! So awesome! :D

Koko, could we count this as tip for tip of the month? :)

I throw away handfuls of the stuff each week--don't buy anything. :)

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Great idea! I am now going to get my net breeder and put my moss ball in it so it can recover :rofl

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oh my gosh what a clever idea!!thanks so much for sharing it with us :) :)

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That is cool thanks. How long to the roots grow on that?

Right now ive got hyacinth roots extending a foot or more into the water!

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Very nice! I definitely can do this, and will be getting some duckweed for the tanks now! So awesome! :D

Koko, could we count this as tip for tip of the month? :)

I could put it up as an article... dont really do the tip of the months.... well dont give anything away :(

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Roots can grow out the slots in the container. I'm not sure why you would want something like this for hyacinths since the fish are unlikely to devour them. The whole idea here is to allow one to grow small floaters in fish-fertilzed water without having it all eaten.

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This would be great for establishing fancy floaters like azolla and salvinia. Those are the 'expensive' pond scum for me. :thumbs:

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