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eurasian milfoil

Postby newaquriumist42 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:55 pm

i live near an inland lake in michigan and there is this invasive plant called eurasian milfoil and i was wondering if it could work in a mbuna tank and how to clean it if it works
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Re: eurasian milfoil

Postby rp-photo » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:59 pm

the problem is with wild plants, not knowing if theyre carrying any disease or anything like that.. also not know if they what their light requirements and water param requirments are....

i would say do at your own risk, maybe stick it in a quarantine tank and over filter the tank to make sure u get any foreign #%$& off it ... then hope it can survive in your tanks water temps/params etc...
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Re: eurasian milfoil

Postby DJRansome » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:54 pm

Yes I would think natives prefer a much colder temp than 78 degrees, but being invasive maybe it can live through anything!
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Re: eurasian milfoil

Postby Woodworm » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:49 am

That cr_p is surviving and thriving down south so it will do fine in a tank. There is ways to treat wild plants before adding them to your tank so just do a little research and then choose which method you want to apply.
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Re: eurasian milfoil

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:21 pm

My experience with milfoil is from fishing. It grows like a weed. I'd be worried about your mbuna ripping it to shreds, and messing up your tank. It also floats around in big mats, and is easily stirred from the bottom.
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