Monday, August 2, 2010

Growing Riccia Fluitans

     Riccia fluitans can be regarded as one of the best plants to do carpets for your aquarium, even if is a floating plant. This is a beautiful plant to have in an Amano style aquarium.
     For a successful experience it is recommended to have bright lighting (1.5-2.5 Watts/L), abundant CO2 injection, but not in excess so as to vary the pH too much, a fertilizer which is rich iron, and a good pruning will maintain the health and quality of the plants.
     The beauty of Riccia fluitans can be seen when there is enough CO2 supply and bright light to the water until its saturation. We can see oxygen bubbles,  from small until big bubbles of O2.

     Riccia can be placed anywhere in the aquarium and on any object that we have in there, expanding and creating a beautiful landscape, as long as is sufficient light. This plant can be used to cover the things you do not want to be seen in the aquarium. Below is a video that will teach you how to secure  riccia so that it grows full and doesn't float to the surface.

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