Thursday, August 13, 2009

4 Easy Steps to Grow Riccia fluitans on Rocks

After some busy day working on my main project, would like to make a post on one of the recent plants I accquired, which is Crystalwort, Riccia fluitans.

Few days back, on the 8th of August I took some pics of the way I plant Riccia. With the pics I took earlier, and some pics yesterday, I decided to make the video on how I plant them while I'm having some extra time off to think and plan my next move on my project.

So here's the video...

I'm just excited on the growth speed of this interesting plants. Within 5 days, tiny plantlets emerged from the mosquito net. I think it might cover up the rocks in a short period of time, can't wait for that to happen...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Glossostigma elatinoides and Dwarf Hairgrass Tank (4 weeks later)

Phew...manage to squeeze some time from my busy days to update on my Glossostigma and hairgrass tank.

And here it is....after 4 weeks of setup, enjoy :)

Here's the changes I did...

On Week 3:
- filled up the tank
- added a hang on back filter (a small one, just to make some water movement, and do some simple filtering job, and guess what...the media is brand new, and I used it without cycling! After all, my main objectives is to let the plants do the job)

On Week 4:
- added CO2 (DIY)
- and some Red Cherry Shrimp somewhere between week 3 and 4
- reduce the lighting period from 16 hours to 10 hours somewhere between week 3 and 4

After adding the CO2, the Glossostigma started bubbling, love them :)

Actually I wanted to add some larger rocks as hardscape into the tank in week 3, but decided not to, yet. I'll spare the rocks later, as for now, I want to enjoy watching the plants fill up the tank, and see my shrimps breeds.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Flame moss, Spiky moss and Crystalwort

On 31st July, 2009, somewhere around noon, I received my parcel of Flame moss, Spiky moss and Crystalwort (Riccia fluitans).

This was the second parcel sent by the seller, as the first parcel was ruined during the shipment. Anyway here's the pics of the plants, still pack inside their individual air tight plastic bags.

Flame moss, Spiky moss and Crystalwort, Riccia fluitans

The packing is similar to the Glossostigma elatinoides that I received previously, accept that, the seller is using a larger bag.

I wonder, how did the first parcel was pack, and if it was pack this way, how is it possible to be damaged during the shipment.....sigh, i felt sorry for the seller to have to pay for the damage.

Anyway, if you ask the price....I paid RM25 for all the plants including shipping fee....

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