NANFA-- Salvinia elimination

Sajjad Lateef (
Fri, 19 Sep 2003 08:56:22 -0700 (PDT)

--- unclescott <> wrote:
> > (I have even used a wet-dry vaccum to suck up Salvinia from tanks
> > which slip past my net).
> >
> Those are pretty small tanks Sajjad! ;)

Oh, I know. But, I keep my tanks choked with plants (like the
large tank in your family room) and netting the Salvinia almost
always ensures that some get distributed into the plant mass
(thereby ensuring their survival and continuation in the tanks).
I tried the wet-dry vaccuum (with narrow nozzle) to try to get
at the Salvinia out without disturbing them. It works pretty
well (but, don't forget to clean out the filter intake tubes
of Salvinia before vaccuming - learnt that the hard way!)

Also, I have the tiny Salvinia that's barely larger than duckweed
(it used to grow larger, 1/4" across, now it stays small
and reproduces like crazy).

I have, in the past, thrown away Salvinia by the pound. If I
ignore the tanks, they have formed a layer about 1/4" - 1/2"
thick on the surface and the plants underneath waste away and
the fish suffer.

I hate that plant. Can you tell?



Sajjad Lateef
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