Creating your own Riccia stone

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    I got inspired this weekend to do something that my father did in one of his tanks:


    First off I took a nice size rock that will be fitting to my Nano tank:


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    Judgeing the amount of Riccia I will need:


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    Then I got one of those shower sponge thingies:


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    Placed all the Riccia accordingly and flipped the rock upside down so that the netting could tighten:


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    Then I used some fish line and tightened it around the bottom of the stone:


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    I then snipped away the access netting and made it look abit neater:


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    The end product:


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    I hope that it will grow nice and thick also I hope that the netting will not be visible once the Riccia grows in, which should be soon as it grows like weeds. If the netting stays visible I have a dark green netting material laying around, will just do it again with that.
     
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    Should work just fine HC
     
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    is the picture thing working yet?thats what iv done with my java moss.
     
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    Lol nah picture thing isn't working as yet, still waiting for it patiently (sadly) :(
     
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    Looking very cool Hein!! Great idea
     
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    I've been using much the same technique and loofah netting for years. One gets quite a bit of netting from those loofah's.

    Photo's in original link I posted way back is gone, so nice to see a pictorial up again.
     
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    Also been doing this for moss mainly. My bristlenose love riccia too much.

    The last loofah netting I measured was over 3 meters! A bit of stones you can cover with that.
     

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