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Willo branches kill green water.

Postby will5 on Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:56 pm

I must say that this is really cool and easy.


OK here is the link.


http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/foru ... ethod.html
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Postby mvigor on Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:08 am

Now tell me that Canas won't eat willow roots and I'll have something to try!
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Postby badflash on Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:42 am

Willow roots? Yum! They eat plastic plants for gods sake. Put them in a media bag (the willow, not the snail :lol: ) and let the snail have what comes out.
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Postby mvigor on Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:03 am

Or one could put the willow roots into the back of a big HOB filter I suppose! If they truly drain Nitrates that quickly I'm going to be off looking for a willow tree.

I don't suppose a "Pussy Willow" bush would have the same effect? I've got one of those on this property.
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Postby Franco on Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:42 am

I tried doing the willow branch thing and it actually created green water! The branches barely sprouted roots and I think the started to decay before they did much good. My canas didnt eat them though. I'm not gonna try the willow branch thing anymore but it shouldnt stop other people from seeing if it works. I used new branches off a small tree, probably only 8 feet tall. Maybe branches from a large tree are required or maybe willows in Iowa suck at sucking up nitrates.
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Postby badflash on Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:58 am

I have a small portable UV sterilizer. 2 days on a green tank and it is crystal clear.
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Postby Pollux on Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:04 pm

*gasp* they remove nitrate! but willows dont grow this far north :(, i suppose oneday if someone takes a trip to toowoomba or somewhere south i might be able to get the to get me some, i remember wonderful willow trees in some places, ive always liked them very much, but i wonder how they are faring in the drought.

mvigor wrote:I don't suppose a "Pussy Willow" bush would have the same effect? I've got one of those on this property.


it's a Salix species just like weeping willow is so maybe.
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Willow experiment

Postby AnotherSusan on Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:50 pm

I have put willow branches from a corkscrew willow into my tub pond outdoors and into one of my 10 gallon baby snail tanks. I used 2 branches in the tub and 1 in the tank. It will be interesting to see what happens.
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Postby rpilla001 on Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:40 pm

I tried to put Willow in my 20 gallon tank the other day.

The cops showed up and arrested me

The next thing I knew I had a restraining order filed against me..

Did I do something wrong? see photo of willow bellow
















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Postby badflash on Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:47 pm

Head up or head down?
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Postby rpilla001 on Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:22 pm

Feet first.. I wanted her to take root not drown her!!!!!
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Postby badflash on Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:21 pm

I don't understand why the police came then!
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Postby Pollux on Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:55 am

hahahahahahaha :lol:
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Postby rpilla001 on Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:15 am

She must of called them while I had her locked in the trunk on the way to my place.. people act funny when you grab them off the street and through them in your trunk.

I was just trying to clear up my water. i don't see what all the fuss was about
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Postby pbgroupie on Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:21 pm

:toomuch: Robert, you are sick, just sick. Don't you know you can't take the whole mature specimen? You're supposed to just use limbs! :wink:
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