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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-07-2007, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
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riccia growth

hello, i got a piece of driftwood with riccia pre-attatched to it:


i had actually been looking at riccia and driftwood here and on ebay, so i was happy to find both.

anyway, i was wondering about its growth rate, about how long from now should i expect to see that piece covered?
and will it spread to the ground, i really like the carpeted look.

btw, no CO2, no fertilizers as of right now, but about 3 WPG


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just realised this should have gone in the plants section, didn't read the sections right...
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IME it will grow up from wherever it is attached. Will not creep or spread - unless you spread it. It is a floating plant by nature...

I was under the impression that if you try and grow this stuff submerged you best inject CO2 - though I have never tried it without CO2 to be sure. Once it gets settled - and given the right conditions, it will grow quite fast. If fact you will need to trim it frequently or else re-attach it if you are successful.
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hmmm that's not quite what i though....i guess i'll just keep tying it down as it grows, and if it wont grow i'll get another CO2 rig going.

say it does grow and i do tie it down, will it then proceed to cover the driftwood like in all those nice pictures of it
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, NO riccia will not Spread.You will have to manually cover the wood in riccia.
if till grow out, not acrosss

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ah, gotcha. that's kinda lame
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yep, especially when your working with dwarf riccia and it going flying everywhere and dying

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Sounds like your purposes might be better served with something like Taiwan Moss...
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yeah i'll have to think about it....
the only place that has a really good plant selection is pretty far from here, and gas isn't cheap
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