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Thumbs down Riccia perishing :(

I bought some Riccia off a fellow member, and if I recall correctly it was at least mostly lime green. I removed some bba and put it in an open jar to grow it out more at the window, which receives plenty of direct and indirect sunlight. Dosed 1 drop of excel every other day, but now the Riccia is getting more and more light colored, in fact it's all like a white/light brown. The only green I can see is on the very tips of the bits, and so tiny as well!

What am I doing wrong? Should I just stuff it in my tank and hope it revives itself?

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It could be the excel. Try and do a search on excel killing Riccia. I would just put it in a container and leave it in your tank. Riccia is really hard to get rid of once it gets established.
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excell kills riccia in med-high dose same with a few other plants
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I have lots of riccia. Let me know if you need more. I would guess it is the excel. Float what is left in your tank for a while and it should recover.
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Excel DOES kill riccia. When people want to get rid of riccia that's what they use. Fortunately riccia is super easy to grow. You can put it in your aquarium or even grow it immersed. I have a tub with dirt and plants and one of the ones that is thriving is riccia. Hope this helps
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Thanks a lot everyone, very helpful folks on this forum!
I will stop with the excel, but I fear that because I got no C02 it will die anyways, is that true?

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I don't do CO2 and the small bits of riccia I have are growing into larger clumps with no help from me. Hope that helps.

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I grow riccia under water with no co2.
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riccia can grow in a cup. Hate that plant, flakes everywhere, cant remove... Looks great when its pearling though.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 09:57 PM
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Riccia is a plant that takes effort to kill (ie. dosing excel). However leaving it alone for awhile it will grow like crazy!
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