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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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I received it as a hitchhiked plant & allowed it to grow. It's the strands in the moss on the right
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Utricularia gibba.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 10:10 PM
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Better remove ASAP or you'll never rid of them from your tank. It is more annoying than riccia or duckweed.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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Yikes this thing is a carnivore? I probably should of expressed concern sooner, the stuff is tangled everywhere, luckily it pulls off the plants leaves pretty easily, well except for my moss this will be difficult
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Yikes this thing is a carnivore? I probably should of expressed concern sooner, the stuff is tangled everywhere, luckily it pulls off the plants leaves pretty easily, well except for my moss this will be difficult
Yes but they are harmless. They are like bladderworth. PITA to remove from your tank. If you have a small piece in the tank, they will survive and grow. Usually trapped in extremely hard places to find. I had to throw away plants are contaminated to get rid of them. I have been fight this for 3 years in my tank. I think I finally got rid of it by removing all plants that had it. Usually you have two solutions: 1st meticuleously remove it and keep it until it is all gone... double check... triple check... and recheck or redo your tank by totally breaking it down. I would've break down my tank except it is 180gal... too much PITA. Good Luck!
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It's not that ugly to be honest....
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 06:44 AM
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PITA pity! I had to remove bits by bits.
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I remove.....so much of this stuff from my 5.5.......its not even funny.

But you're in luck, cause some crazy soul on here is actually wanting this stuff for a fry tank lol.

My 75 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/n7zp47m
My 10 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/qyf7s5o
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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I'm glad I removed most of it while I could, the strands are really really long, tangling my stem plants, I don't have any problems with Riccia. That is what you see in the picture that looks like a lawn
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