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Old 02-08-2005, 03:46 PM   #1
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Does anyone have Christmas Moss? I'm trying to decide if I should get Christmas Moss or Ricca. Looking for input as to which is easier to care for and which you think looks better.
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Has anyone had this plant, anyone anyone ???
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They are both nice looking plants. Which one you pick is going to depend on what you want to do with them.

Riccia is a nice foreground plant and can also be attached to rock or driftwood. Riccia requires a lot of upkeep, trimming and retying can be endless.

Christmas moss is another lovely plant. It wouldn't make a good foreground plant, but if you intend on tying it to rock or wood it will look great and require a lot less upkeep than Riccia.

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Riccia is a nice foreground plant and can also be attached to rock or driftwood. Riccia requires a lot of upkeep, trimming and retying can be endless.
You probably have the most experience in that trimming and retying part
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Trimming, Ming! Not retying!

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I have both. The Riccia is intermixed with java moss growing on driftwood. The Christmas moss is growing between two plastic grids as a moss wall. Well almost a moss wall.
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The Christmas moss is growing between two plastic grids as a moss wall. Well almost a moss wall.
I just made a moss wall with weeping moss last night. Can't wait to see how it develops.
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Same here. Hope you post pix as it develops.
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FYI you can buy that craft grid in black. The black blends into the background and does not show the algae like the white.

Not that my tank has algae ofcourse
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FYI you can buy that craft grid in black. The black blends into the background and does not show the algae like the white.

Not that my tank has algae ofcourse
I am using the screen kit material from Home Depot, it's dark colored of course. Where do you get the craft grid?
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Anthony,

Did you find your x-mas moss yet? If not PM me, I have a little I could part with. I don't have riccia. It requires too much work for me.

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Yeah, found some at freshwateraquariumplants.com . I'm just waiting for them to grow some more R. Macrandra.
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Where do you get the craft grid?
Michael's Craft Store was the only place I could find black. They make them in all of the basic colors, but who wants orange?
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