riccia issues

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Mark Evans, 26 Sep 2008.

  1. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    anyone know of riccia issuse when overdosing excel or carbo? my riccia in the henge is dying with no reason for it everything else is fine. i fear if it goes too far the cape is dead!
     
  2. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    Dunno mate, i have some in my iwigumi mixed in between blyxia and HC. Some of it is great and a dam weed if i'm honest whilst some of the other stuff goes dark green and kind of melts. I've never worried coz i have so much of it, so i can't really give you am answer except i don't dose excel or easy carbo in that tank.
     
  3. Mark Evans

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    its starange, it is melting at quite a rate now. ive NEVER had issues before. im realy fearing for the scape now :? i need a crying smiley
     
  4. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Riccia and Excel are reputedly a bad combination and Riccia normally loses.

    Cheers,
     
  5. Mark Evans

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    so thats it then, the henge is dead and buried. im going to be left with big voids now. everything else looks so damn healthy too. oh well. the novice strikes back!
     
  6. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry to here it mate. It really is a delicious looking scape. T. Barr speculates that in certain species Excel interferes with certain proteins that facilitate nutrient uptake through the leaves. Bladderworts, liverworts, Vallis, Egeria densa and a few others seem to be susceptible to varying degrees. Some are OK when dosed per bottle but fail when subjected to overdose. Most plants, like HC absolutely love the stuff and respond immediately. You might be able to save what's left if you do massive water changes and dose + CO2...

    Cheers,
     
  7. aaronnorth

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    :arghh: :arghh:

    why are you overdosing anyway?
     
  8. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    accident. ive put the stuff in an old tpn+ bottle. as i poured i squeezed at the same time :oops: alot went in. fish were fine. i didnt think it would do much harm...well it hasnt apart from the riccia.

    of to TGM tommoz :D woot
     

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