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Hello all, I have a thin variety of riccia ...it was thin when i got it...and when it grows it's still thin...

however, at my local lfs...i saw a variety of riccia that is 3 times thicker than mine.....could they have a different variety???

another thing to note is that two of my other lfs have riccia that look similar to mine...

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While it is possible that the stuff at the LFS might be Pellia, it is probably just Riccia grown under nutrient rich conditions. I've got very different riccia grown from the same bunch because of different conditions (low light/low nutrient/no CO2 vs high light/high nutrient/pressurized CO2).

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I agree with GCA about Riccia being quite variable depending on conditions. You don't have Java moss, do you Hubba?

But, on another forum I heard about a "sinking" form of Riccia. Has anyone neard of this and where I could get my hands on some?

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no no, i know the difference between riccia and java moss....i just find it so weird..because the one lfs that has the really nice looking riccia is keeping it floating and adding no ferts at all..... and nothing special to it.....

me and the other lfs are doing the same thing....yet we have skinny riccia....

i don't think it's pellia because it's floating , not sinking.....

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While it is possible that the stuff at the LFS might be Pellia, it is probably just Riccia grown under nutrient rich conditions. I've got very different riccia grown from the same bunch because of different conditions (low light/low nutrient/no CO2 vs high light/high nutrient/pressurized CO2).
hi sam, merry christmas, buddy,

hey could you post some pics of the different riccia you got? i'm curious to see if you may have the "lush" riccia like that lfs

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hi sam, merry christmas, buddy,

hey could you post some pics of the different riccia you got? i'm curious to see if you may have the "lush" riccia like that lfs
Merry Christmas!

I don't have a picture of the really thin and branchy riccia I get in my 2.5g nano with low light/low nutrients, but here is the thicker stuff that grows in the 55g...

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yep!!! that's the one from the lfs store!!!! oh man!! it looks awesome haha....

unfortunately i've got the skinny one....oh man, you know, it grows so fast on the surface though....

you've got to tell me what conditions you have in that tank that are growing it so terrifically

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How long have you been trying to grow it on the surface? That ensures a virtually unlimited CO2 supply (from the air) and plenty of light (being so close to the bulbs).
The stuff pictured is growing under 3.8wpg (midway down) in 20ppm pressurized CO2 with 7-0.7-15 N-P-K levels (in mg/l). It doesn't need even that much, though.

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i've been trying to grow it on the surface for over two months now.... i started out with a small clump... now, it covers the entire surface of my 55 G plus i've given away significant amounts of it ....hmm... let's say it has grown to where it could cover two or maybe three 55 Gs

needless to say, it's a lot of riccia i have....i'm starting to think that i may need to fertilize with nitrates in order to get more lush growth...

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