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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-19-2005, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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Question about Riccia planting

Basically my question is: If you secure Riccia to a small piece of wood, will the Riccia eventually attach itself to the wood? If so, how long does that usually take?

From everything Ive read regarding Riccia use, I think I gathered that Riccia never truly attaches itself, or grows into wood - instead you have to have it tied down to the wood for the life of the plant. Is this true, or will it eventually grow into the wood?

If it never attaches itself, it sure seems like Riccia is more of a pain in the rear than its worth... It seems like it would be hard to fully conceal whatever you use to tie it down with (hair net, thread, etc.). I've also read stuff about chunks of it breaking off the structure its tied to and floating to the top. Can you guys help me figure this stuff out a lil bit better?
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It won't attach to anything, You have to tie it to something or put weight's on to keep it down,forever.
I tie mine down with cotton thread to wood,About a week or so you can't see the thread,It can be a PITA but it looks good.

I have tried a few different kind's of thread some [censored][censored][censored][censored] themselve's after a week,The one i'm using at the moment i have no problem's hold together.

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By nature, Riccia is a floating plant. Thus, if you want it to stay in one place, tie to a piece of slate or piece of wood is essential. As far as being conceal, try use the hair net, once it starts to grow, you will not see the hair net or fish line. In case you do not realize Riccia also tends to absorb excessive nutrient in your tank. Regards, JC.
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