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    Re: The benefits of Duckweed/ or lack of benefits???.

    Hmmmm. Seems like I read a post like this one already by a new guy named Jim Dandy.
    At what point did our government cease to be of the people, by the people, and for the people?

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    Re: The benefits of Duckweed/ or lack of benefits???.

    Yes, that Jim Dandy guy seems to really get around doesn't he??
    Never show your ignorance, by thinking you know it all

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    Re: The benefits of Duckweed/ or lack of benefits???.

    I have read through this thread, and maybe this sounds dumb, but what is wrong with setting up a $3 plastic kid pond that I can buy at walmart and adding some water and duckweed, in a space of 3x3? Every 2 days, I scoop out some duckweed and supplement the diet of the fish. If I bought commercial feed, even $1 or $2 worth, I have to actually come up with $2. This way, I just scoop it up, plop it in, and come back in 2 days for some more. I don't mean it as a miracle food, but simply to lower my over all cost of feeding my growing fish. How does this not make sense to do?

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    Re: The benefits of Duckweed/ or lack of benefits???.

    Quote Originally Posted by nadav
    I have read through this thread, and maybe this sounds dumb, but what is wrong with setting up a $3 plastic kid pond that I can buy at walmart and adding some water and duckweed, in a space of 3x3? Every 2 days, I scoop out some duckweed and supplement the diet of the fish. If I bought commercial feed, even $1 or $2 worth, I have to actually come up with $2. This way, I just scoop it up, plop it in, and come back in 2 days for some more. I don't mean it as a miracle food, but simply to lower my over all cost of feeding my growing fish. How does this not make sense to do?
    This IS a correct way of thinking.

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    Re: The benefits of Duckweed/ or lack of benefits???.

    Quote Originally Posted by nadav
    I have read through this thread, and maybe this sounds dumb, but what is wrong with setting up a $3 plastic kid pond that I can buy at walmart and adding some water and duckweed, in a space of 3x3? Every 2 days, I scoop out some duckweed and supplement the diet of the fish. If I bought commercial feed, even $1 or $2 worth, I have to actually come up with $2. This way, I just scoop it up, plop it in, and come back in 2 days for some more. I don't mean it as a miracle food, but simply to lower my over all cost of feeding my growing fish. How does this not make sense to do?
    Exactly what I do with duckweed. But I have about 50 square feet of surface area I grow it on.

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    Re: The benefits of Duckweed/ or lack of benefits???.

    I could not have said it better
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    Re: The benefits of Duckweed/ or lack of benefits???.

    How come no one is figuring the time, gas, labor into the cost of buying, hauling and storing the 50# bag of the commercial fish food?

    How about future cost and availability of commercial fish food VS duckweed, after the SHTF?

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    Re: The benefits of Duckweed/ or lack of benefits???.

    When shtf water maybe harder to find then the food to throw to the fish.

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    Re: The benefits of Duckweed/ or lack of benefits???.

    It will always rain topz. Collection is important but purification is key.
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    Re: The benefits of Duckweed/ or lack of benefits???.

    My Rain Barrels will collect 1,280 gals with just over 1/2 inch of rain, 7 of my close neighbors have pools, plus I have an 8' X 12' spar. Keeping my 8' X 8' spar cover over the FT and keeping the water level 2" below the surface of the media in the GB's will slow my evaporation rate.

    I'm looking for a good quality pump, about 1,200 - 2,000 gals per hr., head pressure around 9 - 10 ft. with as little draw on electricity as possible.

    My main concern is power...I'm wanting to get a solar/battery set up, just to run the AP

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