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Plant ID help please

Post  cichlid-gal on 2014-03-21, 09:08

I have a small amount of this plant? algae? that has shown up on a piece of my wood. It's at the surface of the water where the stem breaks the water. I have a feeling it was some type of hitchhicker plant that came in with another plant or mix of plants and has now attached itself to this stem. It is growing slowly.

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Post  pbmax on 2014-03-21, 09:13

I'm guessing riccia fluitans.

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Post  cichlid-gal on 2014-03-21, 09:17

Yes! I think that is it...thank you pbmax Smile
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Post  pbmax on 2014-03-21, 11:20

Sure Smile

It's pretty stuff, but doesn't like to stay attached to stuff for long, from what I've read. It LOVES to float.
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Post  cichlid-gal on 2014-03-21, 11:47

I don't see any floating yet and I read after your post about it. Seems some love it and some hate it...the jury is out here yet...still deliberating.
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Post  pbmax on 2014-03-21, 11:50

I bought some stainless steel mesh to use with the stuff years ago, but I never got around to attaching it. It's definitely worth tinkering with; I wouldn't throw it out, personally. Smile
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-03-22, 00:12

pbmax wrote:Sure Smile

It's pretty stuff, but doesn't like to stay attached to stuff for long, from what I've read.  It LOVES to float.

 Plus One - It's  a neat plant. It was attached to rock in my aquarium. Enjoyed watching it grow. One day it decided to detach (IDONTEVENKNOW) and started floating around. Some people really like it but it became a nuisance for me.
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Post  cichlid-gal on 2014-03-22, 07:36

What was it in particular that you didn't like about this plant Chad (for my files and future reference)?
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Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-03-22, 09:58

cichlid-gal wrote:What was it in particular that you didn't like about this plant Chad (for my files and future reference)?
Just that it wouldn't stay put. It didn't fit what I was looking for, otherwise it was a neat plant Donna. I got it in the Plant it Forward thread. When it detached I let it float around a bit, as it got larger it would sit in stem plants, weigh them down, bend them and such.
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Post  pbmax on 2014-03-22, 10:09

Shimp love it, of course. I knew someone who would let it float and cover most of the surface of his crystal red shrimp tank - more surface area for biofilm. Spot On
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Post  cichlid-gal on 2014-03-22, 10:26

fishNAbowl wrote:
cichlid-gal wrote:What was it in particular that you didn't like about this plant Chad (for my files and future reference)?
Just that it wouldn't stay put. It didn't fit what I was looking for, otherwise it was a neat plant Donna.  I got it in the Plant it Forward thread. When it detached I let it float around a bit, as it got larger it would sit in stem plants, weigh them down, bend them and such.

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