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Re: growth and care of riccia fluitans
I thought I should share my experience and knowledge of Amano's insights
into growing riccia (and making look like it does in his books).
Amano states that riccia is a high-light plant that requires plenty of CO2
and iron. Following Amano's fertilizing system I had very good experiences
with riccia right from the start. However, this only last for a short time
before it begins to get out of hand. Careful and disciplined prunning is
needed to keep it looking good.
Amano ties it to flat slate stones using "riccia line" (a sort of very thin
fishing line). In some aquascapes, Amano uses riccia and hairgrass
together. He uses a method whereby he places two bunches of hairgrass along
side a riccia patch. He then takes individual strands of hairgrass and ties
them over the riccia patch. Interesting.
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