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Old 11-20-2005, 03:17 AM   #1
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Help w/Glosso! What the heck do I do with this stuff?

Got some plants today, incl. Riccia which proceeded to disintegrate all over my tank making a mess...

and glosso that looks like this:



Isn't this a little tall? Do I plant this as a clump, or break it up and plant 'em in tiny bundles?

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Old 11-20-2005, 06:54 AM   #2
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This should help. http://www.aquabotanic.com/glossostigmaarticle.htm
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Old 11-20-2005, 09:54 AM   #3
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Here's a link to a great site that explains how to plant Riccia, Glosso, and a few other tricks:

http://www.nature-aquarium.com/riccia.htm
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Ok, that was helpful... but I notice that my runners dont have much of any roots on them... should I plant anyway? Maybe I should let some float at the top of my tank for awhile and grow out some.

Or.. I do have about 12 bundles... maybe just seperate them, not worry about cutting runners, and bury them deep leaving leaves exposed... What do you guys think?

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Old 11-20-2005, 03:28 PM   #5
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I wouldn't worry too much about the lack of roots. Can you post a pic? My guess is that it will go ahead and sprout roots eventually. Floating it can also work. I don't recommend planting it in bundles however. It needs a lot of light to grow properly.
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Old 11-20-2005, 05:38 PM   #6
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For planting glosso be prepared to spend a cpl of hrs (depending on the tank size). You should seperate each plant and plant seperately with at least 1/2 inch between them. They will fill in the area in less than a month.
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Old 11-21-2005, 10:33 PM   #7
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Ok, I've gone through 12 bundles of glosso that's really not so hot-quality and snipped out all the good looking plantlets i could find that show even a hint of root formation. I've planted them all (actually quite a relaxing activity, i was surprised) in a loose "lawn". Overnight it seems they've grown, or came loose and risen slightly out of the substrate... no floaters though, so they all stuck. Is it possible to see such growth already? I'll post pics soon.

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you're lucky! my loaches keep uprooting my glosso. i do have a lovely carpet of it floating at the surface of my tank
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It is possible that it's already growing. Once it gets started it can grow visibly overnight. It can be quite invasive but very cool looking.
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Glosso Update... how's this look?

After trimming all the usable pieces from the poor quality Glosso I had, I planted them like so. I swear they've grown overnight...





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