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how to kill riccia

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by Patrice, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. Patrice

    Patrice Guru Class Expert

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    Hi,
    I have a big bunch of e-tennelus here but it contain trace of riccia stuck in it. I dont want to put it in my tank cause that would mixt the riccia with my dwarf riccia (and I dont want that).
    Is there a good and effective way to kill those trace of riccia?

    thx
     
  2. JoeBanks

    JoeBanks Prolific Poster

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    Excel kills riccia when overdosed. Peroxide will also work at 1oz per 10G.
     
  3. Patrice

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    great! Excel is not avalable where I live but I have peroxide. Do you think that this will harm the E tenellus as well?
     
  4. JoeBanks

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    If properly diluted (1 oz per 10G) it shouldn't kill anything but the riccia, and any algae that may be on the tennelus. I never tried it with tennelus specifically, but it never harmed any other plants in my experience.
     
  5. Patrice

    Patrice Guru Class Expert

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    great I'll try that.
     
  6. Sintei

    Sintei Lifetime Charter Member
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    so how did it go?
     
  7. Tom Barr

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    Unfortunately Excel does not kill Bladderwort:mad:
    There's are a few liverworts other than Riccia that Excel kills pretty effectively also.

    The selectivity is better with Riccia and liverworts than with Cladophora.
    I'm after a good, well better method than picking and Exceling this alga, blackout combos worked well in the past, but I still think there's a better method tog et rid of this one.

    Killing Riccia selectively is a very useful tool.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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