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Re: Riccia and Hairgrass/Java Moss

I thought I would jump in here with a plug for Java Moss and Riccia.  I've
had a patch of this going for a few months now.

My purpose was to hide a couple of flowerpots I use for breeding kribs.  I
layered riccia and then a thin layer of java moss and tied it down with
green thread.  The results have been very good.  The java continually
entertwines with the riccia and holds it down, the whole mass spreads.  The
only problem I have with it is that, in good light, the riccia outgrows the
java and comes off in clumps.  But there is still plenty of riccia left.  I
have taken to going into the tank with a pair of stainless scissors and
mowing the lawn about once a month.

> Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 04:37:57 -0400
> From: "DaTrueDave" <DaTrueDave at earthlink_net>
> Subject: Re: Riccia and Heirgrass
> > Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 18:36:17 -0400
> > From: Dwight <boukmn at mindspring_com>
> > Subject: Re: Postal Service Disasters
> > - ------------------------------------------------------
> > Check out the Skill of this Aquarist:
> > http://www.floridadriftwood.com/jordanplantings.htm
> > ~Awesome!  More pics coming in 24hrs!
> I don't understand what purpose the hairgrass serves.  (I've never had
> riccia.)  Does the riccia attach to the hairgrass?  Why is the
> hairgrass easier to attach to than, say, flourite?  I know some people
> mix their riccia with java moss becaus the moss attaches to things
> easier, correct?  I can see how the riccia and moss could easily
> become entangled so that this would work, but is this the same concept
> at work with the hairgrass?
> It is an interesting aquascape, Dwight!  (Sigh...  I need a lawn for
> my tank...)
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Dave Engle
> Jacksonville, NC
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