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I have not been keeping up my 40 tank due to moving situations but the tank has been set up and unattended for the past 2.5 months.

When I finally got time to do some maintance on it I found the plants over grown and this growing on the surface. What is it???


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Riccia

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Aquascape? I'm a crypt farmer.

It's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

That IS an aquascape, it's titled "The Vacant Lot".
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Good luck trying to get rid of it! haha. That looks like the surface of my tank! Riccia is a stinkin nutrient sponge, let me tell you!

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Good luck trying to get rid of it! haha. That looks like the surface of my tank! Riccia is a stinkin nutrient sponge, let me tell you!
I wish mine would grow like that! Getting rid of it? Just take the whole bundle out and (sob) throw it out the window :cry:


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It seems like there are mixed comments on this plant!!! Some want to toss it and some wish that they can get it to grow.

I'm getting tired of constantly removing clumps of Java Moss that seems to get into every nook and cranny in the tank. I was wondering if I can attach Riccia to driftwood just like Java Moss. Or will I have the same problem as Java Moss?


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Riccia, java moss, algae, duckweed, I look at them all the same way now. Pests.

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Riccia is easy to grow as a floating plant but is quite a hassle when trying to incorporate into a nice landscape. It doesn't attach to rocks like Java Moss. You need to tie it down and prune it regularly to keep the lower layers from rotting out.

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