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post #31 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 12:46 AM
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you guys are so silly....ever hear of what happens if you leave pieces of UG trimmings floating around in your tank?

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post #32 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 12:53 AM
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you guys are so silly....ever hear of what happens if you leave pieces of UG trimmings floating around in your tank?
It gets stuck to the sponge filter ?? LOL
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post #33 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 01:38 AM
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you guys are so silly....ever hear of what happens if you leave pieces of UG trimmings floating around in your tank?
well my experience is it melts and is never seen again
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post #35 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 07:23 AM
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anyone know how to trigger more pearling on a Ricca carpet (aside from w/c)

my former tank with ADA soil, it'll pearl 90% of the surface, now with plain gravel, only 30% at best. Is it a nutrient thing? ?
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anyone know how to trigger more pearling on a Ricca carpet (aside from w/c)

my former tank with ADA soil, it'll pearl 90% of the surface, now with plain gravel, only 30% at best. Is it a nutrient thing? ?
As long as ferts are plentiful, check your co2 levels.
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post #37 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 07:19 PM
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It gets stuck to the sponge filter ?? LOL
worse....UG i would say is just as bad as ricca. it will snag on anything, ANYTHING and grow...that includes the sponge filter, your moss, or pellia, on your tank surface, in your plants....

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post #38 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 02:16 AM
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I going to join. I was going to wait till I had to trim it to see how much a chore it was, but it seems real easy.

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post #39 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-24-2011, 06:29 PM
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post #40 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-24-2011, 06:34 PM
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ok. i'll bite.

Can i like riccia but hate the u. gibba that always seems to tag along?

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post #41 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 01:25 AM
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Seems like this thread needs a bump. No pictures, but I keep trying to find a not too high maintenance way to keep it alive. I thought about an LED inside mesh holding it down (for a ball) but that seemed like way too much work. Do they make waterproof trimmers like the ones barbers use?

Always curious.
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post #42 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 01:45 AM
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post #43 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 04:39 AM
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i like my riccia. i just lift the rock out of the tank, trim and put it back.

it is so bright!! LOVE it!!
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me and my shrimp love the riccia carpet

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post #45 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-31-2011, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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Those are some great riccia pics. I have this small nano in the bedroom. Really simple little scape, but the Riccia is growing great with no filter, no co2, and I get pearling after a few hours of afternoon sunlight the rest of the time (interesting) it's only lit by the little Rio Sun LED.



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