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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-2009, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Hornwort or Riccia Questions

In another thread somebody recommend I get some hornwort or riccia to help protect molly fry that may be born and I don't notice.

My question is this, will either survive in my tank setup, and are they cheap and easy to acquire?

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15G (60l), 81-82F (27-28C), No CO2, 6" Air Stone, Quite strong pump flow, Only Gravel as substrate, I haven't looked at the lighting strength. I'm not setting up CO2 and don't want to fertilise either, it's just another cost I really don't need. Also, would it fit in with my current non planted setup? (see signature)
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Hornwort would definitely work. It is easy to grow, great for babies. Not sure about the riccia, it likes higher light.

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Hornwort is cheap, at least where I live. It grows like a weed in all my tanks. I throw away a lot of it. Very easy to grow.
As long as your tank gets some kind of plant-friendly lighting, however small, this plant will manage to survive.
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I echo the recommendation for Hornwort. You won't really be able to grow Riccia unless you have stronger lighting.


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I'll have a look for some hornwort within the next few weeks then. Cheers guys.
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fry, gravel, hornwort, no co2, riccia

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