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My newly bought riccia that is tied to driftwood is not flourishing....can anybody help?Seems to develop green algae all over the plant instead of oxygen bubbles...
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We need your tank specs. Riccia needs high light and CO2 to survive submerged.
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We need your tank specs. Riccia needs high light and CO2 to survive submerged.
...and water column fertilizers, no roots you see.

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try floating the riccia for awhile and let it recover.... you can't go wrong with growing it floating....

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If it aint surviving on the bottom it will rarely survive on the top.

Riccia REQUIRES Good Light (3 watts minimum) , CO2 (Because of the lighting) and a nutrient rich water column to get lush... its a fertilizer glutton.

My guess is your lighting is underpowered right from the get go because it grows like a weed even without CO2, it just dont get that lush is all. Its really a very easy plant to grow with the proper lighting.
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It is most likely your lighting. If you have good lighting, Riccia will be a real monster!

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Thanks everyone.Guess i have to spend on more fertilizers and lights...

(i am flat broke)hehehe
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ok.thanks all.
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