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Riccia growth rate between plastic mesh

Okay so I found out riccia grows not too bad in a non-co2, no ferts tank. When I first receive the riccia, I immediately took a small portion and squash it between two plastic mesh and tied the mesh together. I let it floating in a 5 gallon tank with 15 watt fluorescent (All-American lighting under-cabinet) and a 10 watt Coralife 50/50 bulb. I receieve the plants on Oct 27 and today is Nov 15. That's 20 days and now I see lots of new 'shoots' of riccia growing out of the mesh. Just a FYI =)
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That stuff is pretty resilient once it gets started!! A great nitrate hog too!!

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-18-2005, 08:09 PM
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no need for CO2 when floating at surface.... it get all it needs up there. But submersed, they need CO2 injection for nice growth and for pearling
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