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Re: riccia & CO2 articles....

>Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 23:36:59 -0700
>From: Amy <amyh at atl_mediaone.net>
>Subject: riccia & CO2 articles in new TFH

>* The article on riccia (p. 21) states that "when attached to objects of
>even the substrate, it develops roots and looks for all the world like
>grass." In my experience, riccia doesn't grow roots or attach to
>anything, at least underwater.

When trying a few years ago to makes riccia covered stones for placing on
the gravel/substrate, I discovered that some of it will eventually come
loose and stay at the bottom where it rapidly spreads and mixes up with
small plants ( like E. tenellus and - magdalensis ) and roots of other
plants making it almost impossible to remove. And it changes looks a little
towards a little darker green, more finely branching and a little harder to
feel at. Whether it is microscopic roots or - algae that keeps it down, I do
not know, but it certainly rapidly turn into a pest that my 5 Yamato shrimps
in a 30*30*100 cm. cannot cope with.

oletan at worldonline_dk
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