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Hannah Johnson
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Username: bambi

Post Number: 691
Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 12:52 pm:       

Hi, My tank was getting over run with riccia so thought I would finally try attaching it underwater. What do you think? Only finished this a minute ago, took ages. I also attached some java moss to one end, and the java ferns were already on there.
http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/1874/ricciacentrepiece0xu.jpg
"The girl with junk in the trunk will bunk with the best hunk!" - Amy Lee
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Brad
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Username: brad

Post Number: 1600
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 12:57 pm:       

Looks good Hannah. Rember to keep it trrimmed or you`ll be reattaching more than you care to.

Very nice.
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Hannah Johnson
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Username: bambi

Post Number: 692
Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 01:43 pm:       

Thanks :-) Sounds like it's time I bought some of those under-water scissors lol.
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Hannah Johnson
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Username: bambi

Post Number: 693
Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 03:50 pm:       

Had a go with a couple of rocks this time.
http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/5066/ricciatank0mi.jpg
"The girl with junk in the trunk will bunk with the best hunk!" - Amy Lee
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Brad
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Username: brad

Post Number: 1601
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 04:01 pm:       

A couple stem plants in the back and you`re in business
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Shari
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Username: shari

Post Number: 5458
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Friday, February 17, 2006 - 11:25 am:       

Lookin' good, Hannah :-)

I just did the same but only with rocks. Let's see how they do together :-)
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rob
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Username: rob

Post Number: 154
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Sunday, February 19, 2006 - 03:30 am:       

First attempt...NICE WORK, looks brilliant.
Just smile and nod - Im used to it...
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russ
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Username: rasaqua

Post Number: 3775
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 04:07 pm:       

Look out Amano. Here comes Hannah
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Randy
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Username: milesteg

Post Number: 88
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 10:40 am:       

hi,
How do you do the attaching?

Randy
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russ
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Username: rasaqua

Post Number: 3789
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 11:35 am:       

Randy,

I use very fine and very soft, brown cotton tread. Hannah may use a different method. I'd also like to know. This stuff is certainly not the easiest to attempt.
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Shari
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Username: shari

Post Number: 5492
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 11:53 am:       

Randy, I used fishing line :-)

According to Amano clear filiment will direct more light down into the plant :-)
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Hannah Johnson
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Username: bambi

Post Number: 712
Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 12:36 pm:       

I hadn't thought of that Shari but that certainly does make sense :-)
I didn't have any fishing line to hand, so i just used black cotton. Lots & lots of it. I would like to try using plastic mesh of some sort soon, to make a kind of 'carpet' effect.
One week tomorrow i think since i attached it. It does look more bushy around the middle of the bogwood, and i have noticed air bubbles on some parts. Not sure yet if the bulb is bright enough to keep this going submerged, but time will tell. Might take another pic tomorrow so you can tell me what you think.
"The girl with junk in the trunk will bunk with the best hunk!" - Amy Lee
"Shrimp Mom!"
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Randy
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Username: milesteg

Post Number: 91
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 01:27 pm:       

I thought it might be something like that.

Thanks All.

Randy
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Steve Wilson
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Username: steve_w

Post Number: 752
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 - 10:53 am:       

Hannah,

What happens to me any time I grow riccia is eventually I see some dark green riccia growing down at the bottom, or even mixed into a clump of the bright green stuff. This darker riccia is the submerged form and does not need to be tied down. It seems to morph but most times it takes a while and a keen eye. Usually it ends up in a deep dark area and needs to be put out into the light where it will grow big and amazing.
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Hannah Johnson
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Username: bambi

Post Number: 723
Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Saturday, March 04, 2006 - 01:03 pm:       

Thanks for the tip Steve :-)
Here is the tank 2 weeks later:
http://img358.imageshack.us/img358/9259/ricciatank24tp.jpg
The tank needs a bit of tidying, but i think you can see that there's some new growth. I think this will be interesting seeing as I'm not using CO2, or ferts, and i'm using a 14W bulb. The riccia still has pretty pearls of oxygen :-)
"The girl with junk in the trunk will bunk with the best hunk!" - Amy Lee
"Shrimp Mom!"
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