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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-08-2008, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Attaching riccia and moss

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I am yet to decide if I am placing moss or riccia or both in my tank yet but have the rocks i want them on and was wondering if fishnet stockings would be a good thing to use to attach them?

And how do i prune it assuming it will grow lol

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Fish net stockings may not have big enough openings for your mosses to actually "poke" through. I used hair nets instead, keeps it in place, and enough hole space


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No worries what hole size are we talking?
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Just do a google search for riccia fluitans, probably every other hit will have some info on how to attach it. I just searched the other day since somehow I ended up with some in my 240g. Looks like what I might try will be sandwiching it between two pieces of hardware cloth or needlepoint material.
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Cool tristan,

will do but i am going to give it a miss the riccia seems heaps of work but will have a bit of a sqiz around

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tie with string, not hairnets. sting is better at huggin the rock (one bump and 1/2 the hairnet is not on the rock, but you can just wind the thread around it). i used hairnets and it traped and cut my glowfish (genetically modified danio), and trapped my betta and he suffocated.

moss does not need to be held after a month or so (more if its low light), but riccia is actually a floating plant and needs to be reattached every few monthes (as the bottom rots).

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tie with string, not hairnets. sting is better at huggin the rock (one bump and 1/2 the hairnet is not on the rock, but you can just wind the thread around it). i used hairnets and it traped and cut my glowfish (genetically modified danio), and trapped my betta and he suffocated.

moss does not need to be held after a month or so (more if its low light), but riccia is actually a floating plant and needs to be reattached every few monthes (as the bottom rots).
I had the same experience with fish and nets in the past and have switched to using fish line to tie the palnts down. I have both Riccia and HC carpets tied to flat riccia stones and have not had problems with their health or overgrowth in the couple of months they have been planced in my tank. With the fish line you can custom fit the plant to the rock or wood.


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thanks all, been reading a fair bit about riccia and moss and am going with moss, riccia would drive me crazy lol
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