Riccia, to try or not to try?

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by myboyshay, 6 Apr 2009.

  1. myboyshay

    myboyshay Member

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    I really love the look of riccia and was wanting to try it.

    Is it worth giving it a go without CO2 injection and very high lighting? I dose daily with Easy Carbo and Tropica Plant Nutrition+ with 70w of lighting 165L tank.

    I'm new to aquascaping so I hope this doesn't sound like a stupid question.

    Cheers

    Mark
     
  2. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    There is no such thing as a stupid question, if you not sure just ask ;)

    From the time I grew riccia it does need CO2 and high light, I am not sure about the effects of EasyCarbo on it, but have read that Excel kills it, so there might be a problem there.

    You could try riccia attached to wood on the top half of the tank, that way it would get more light than at substrate level, but without CO2 I am not sure it will grow properly.
     
  3. myboyshay

    myboyshay Member

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    Thanks for that, shame though I think I'll give it a miss, any recommendations for a easy growing carpet plant without the high lighting, CO2 and grow tabs in gravel substrate.

    Once I can afford it I'm going to buy a new tank with much better substrate and equipment so I'm not as limited in plant choice. (can't wait to start from scratch again, now I have a better knowledge base in Aquascaping....it's bloody addictive).

    Cheers!
     
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  5. myboyshay

    myboyshay Member

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    Thanks had a read through got some ideas :D
     

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