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weighting down Riccia

I was reading a thread on weighting down Riccia. They were using 3/16 stainless steel rod bent with a small jig. Having never used Riccia, do the weights then just sit on top of the Riccia? I assume then the Riccia grows and covers up the weights? OR are the weights just used until the Riccia anchors itself or does it ever do that?

OR, since I just read elswhere that Riccia doesn't anchor itself ever, maybe I could take out some of the gravel and top it with sand (which I used on the left side) and just put the Riccia over the sand?

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What i would so is, take sort of like a net or those plastic sheets that looks like the basket holes and just wrap the riccia around it and anchor it down w/ plant weights and the riccia will eventually grow over it and you could always remove the anchor when you start pruning and trimming out the riccia.
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I have also heard of people using hairnets to weigh it down....maybe someone can comment on that...

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Just put a wad of Riccia under the stainless steel weights. The Riccia will grow around the weights, hiding them completely. There will come a time when the Riccia will out grow the weights, and the weights will have "sunk" under the Riccia. Simply lift the Riccia, pull up the weight, and replace the weight on top of the Riccia.

That is about the easiest way to deal with Riccia. That tying and retying and hairnet stuff is too much work! Go with the weights!

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Just put a wad of Riccia under the stainless steel weights. The Riccia will grow around the weights, hiding them completely. There will come a time when the Riccia will out grow the weights, and the weights will have "sunk" under the Riccia. Simply lift the Riccia, pull up the weight, and replace the weight on top of the Riccia.

That is about the easiest way to deal with Riccia. That tying and retying and hairnet stuff is too much work! Go with the weights!

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Yes, that was your thread I had been reading. Your tank is quite an inspiration!

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