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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-02-2005, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Riccia Wall?

Did anyone tried this before? Is it possible to have a wall made of riccia. I am planning to have a wall in my 10G. I was thinking on xmas fern but this idea came to me.

Any suggestions? I have a 36w from Ah supply and nutrafin CO2 system.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-02-2005, 08:52 PM
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I suppose it is possible. Most people make moss walls. The thing with Riccia is, it is much more light hungry than mosses. The vertical wall has a little less light intensity due to its angle, something to consider. Another thing is, riccia is higher maintanance, chunks might float up from time to time. Worth a try though.

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tanx shalu...One more question. Most of the people say %95 of the plants are okay with hard water. Mine is 175 ppm. And what I found riccia likes soft water. That means I cannot grow riccia in these conditions?
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I don't think hard water is a problem for Riccia. Your water is not that hard. I have seen picture of riccia growing beautifully in water at least twice as hard as yours.

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55gallon40w T6 ODNO4x, no CO2. Discus grow out.
10gallon Tonina tank, 2x15w T6 ODNO 4x
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Riccia should do fine in your water. I think light and CO2 are more of a concern than water hardness.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2005, 05:10 AM Thread Starter
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Thats great to know. Thanks a lot for the info. You didnt mean that 36w in a 10G tank is not enough light by saying light should be my concern right?
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