Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada
How is Riccia propagated?
Now that my ick is clearing in my 20 gallon, I am finally able to address my plant issues. My 3 WPG is obviously not enough to be growing red plants, as they are wasting away, so I'll probably be replacing those soon with something else. My anachris is growing like the weeds they are, and I'll soon be serving that up as salad in my SA Cichlid tank.
Now, my Riccia. It was grown on a 4"x4" slab of slate which I got from the LFS. Their plant guy grows them that way by using a net (looks like a hairnet) holding it to the slate. When I got the slab, the Riccia was maybe 1/4 to 1/3" high. Now it's about 1.5". So I am thinking that eventually, I'll have to trim it. I was hoping that I could use the trimmings to start another slab. So how does it work? Do I just get a hairnet and strap the loose cuttings down on a piece of slate or wood? Any suggestions would be most welcome.