awsome info !! thank yoU !! I really want to try this style now , more than ever really . just to see' if I can get over my collectoritis .... lol ~ i would love ricca as my bottom plant,. and nothing else, is thier a tip' for making ricca stay' down ? mine always floats up, maybye I should trim it more ?? thanxs for this read. It was tons of info ! glad your here ! THANK YOU !!
The trick for keeping riccia down is to tie it to something dense. I found a piece of slate about a 1/4" thick and nearly 2/3 the bottom of my tank dimension. I took a cotton thread (you can get this at an basic fabrics store) and proceeded to wrap it around the riccia mat laid on the slate. After several passes with the thread in each direction I had successfully anchored it with an almost fishing net grid. In no time the thread will disappear as the plant engulfs it with new growth.
Now I proceeded to plant HC around my entire periphery of the riccia at 1" to 3" from the glass as I find this easier to maintain at the edge, but smaller fragments and the same technique can have an entire bottom covered in no time.
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This is part three? So where is part one and two? Is there any way this can all be put together in one article for an easy read and made a sticky or put some where its easy to find? The Amano sticky is five years old. This seems more relevant.
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The three parts of the article are all condensed into one, sorry if that was confusing. Essentially I posted "updated with part blah blah" in the past so that people would know when it was updated. For those of you who take enjoyment out of this article, I am currently working on something that -may- blow your mind.