Tissue Culture - Riccia Fluitans

Tissue Culture - Riccia Fluitans

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Riccia fluitans is a charming floating liverwort that is generally found worldwide. It is commonly tied onto rocks or driftwood using cotton thread or net, which very soon after will be engulfed by new growth. This plant can also be used as a ground cover where it can rapidly form a nice bright green lawn. When used as a floating plant, Riccia can be used to provide fry or shrimp shelter. Its versatility coupled with its ease of growth is reason why this plant is a favourite amongst hobbyists.


Tissue culture plants can be kept its sealed container for some time (even weeks) before planting. However it is recommended to use the plants right away as they will be in better health. Keep in a cool place, out of bright light. 
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A: All dry goods are $8.95 flat, $11.95 Express for plants  and live stock are $20 express postage flat. Free Posage over $179.

Q: Where do we ship ?
A: We ship Australia wide but Live stock are not shipped to WA,NT & Tasmania because of the state law.

Q: When will out of stock item be back?
A: Stock are updated every day. So you just have to come back to website to see if it is back in stock.

Q: Can I return the item back?
A: All dry stock can be returned back. Live goods are not refundable. Shipping cost will be deducted upon return of the item and also customer is responsible to send the item back.


We dont ship Live stock and plants to WA,NT & Tasmania because of the state law.

We do ship dry goods.
Drip acclimation is a method used to gradually introduce aquatic animals, such as shrimp, snails, and fish, to their new tank environment after transport. It helps them adjust to the water parameters and temperature differences between the transport bag and the tank. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to drip acclimate your aquatic animals:

Step 1: Prepare the necessary materials

Clean bucket or container large enough 
Airline tubing
Air pump (optional but recommended)
Adjustable valve or knot (to regulate the flow of water) or get a abquatics drip kit
Clean, dechlorinated water (ideally matching the temperature and pH of your tank)


Step 2: Set up the drip acclimation system

Fill a clean bucket or container with the clean, dechlorinated water.
Attach one end of the airline tubing to an air pump (if using) and place the other end inside the bucket. Make sure it reaches the bottom of the container.

Step 3: Start the drip

Open the bag containing the aquatic animals and carefully pour the entire contents into the bucket, including the water from the transport bag.
Start a siphon by sucking on the free end of the airline tubing or use a siphon starter. This will initiate a slow drip of water into the bucket.

Step 4: Adjust the drip rate

Use an adjustable valve or tie a knot in the airline tubing to regulate the drip rate. Aim for approximately 2-4 drips per second.
The slow drip helps gradually mix the water in the bucket with the water from the transport bag, preventing any sudden changes in water parameters.

Step 5: Monitor the process

Keep an eye on the acclimation process and periodically test the water parameters in the bucket using a test kit. This helps ensure a smooth transition.
Depending on the sensitivity of the animals and the water parameters involved, the acclimation process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours.

Step 6: Adjust water volume if needed

If the water volume in the bucket becomes too high, you can remove some water and continue the drip acclimation process with fresh, dechlorinated water. Be cautious not to remove too much water, as it can lead to sudden changes in water parameters.

Step 7: Transfer the animals to the tank

Once the acclimation process is complete, gently net the aquatic animals from the bucket and transfer them to the tank. Avoid adding the water from the acclimation container to the tank to prevent any potential contamination.

Step 8: Dispose of the acclimation water

After transferring the animals, discard the acclimation water from the bucket. Do not pour it directly into any drains or natural bodies of water.
By following these steps, you can safely and gradually acclimate your shrimp, snails, and fish to their new tank environment after transport. Remember, it's important to monitor the process closely and make adjustments as necessary to ensure a smooth transition for your aquatic pets.

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Mellissa

Plants came packed in little zip lock bags surrounded by cooling packs. Generous amounts of plant matter in each bag.

No little guests in plant matter which made me even happier. Will buy again in the future. Thank you!

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Andrew James Gibbons (Melbourne, AU)

Arrived looking good.
still looking good.

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Patrick

Should be a little more.

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Cham (Sydney, AU)
Growing well in my tank

This moss held itself well. I didnt use glue just ticked into wood crevices and now spreading well. My shrimps love hiding in them

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Tanya J Lobato (Brisbane, AU)
Awesome plant

Great little tissue culture, going well in my tank, thanks so much!

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
100%
(6)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
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M
Mellissa

Plants came packed in little zip lock bags surrounded by cooling packs. Generous amounts of plant matter in each bag.

No little guests in plant matter which made me even happier. Will buy again in the future. Thank you!

A
Andrew James Gibbons (Melbourne, AU)

Arrived looking good.
still looking good.

P
Patrick

Should be a little more.

C
Cham (Sydney, AU)
Growing well in my tank

This moss held itself well. I didnt use glue just ticked into wood crevices and now spreading well. My shrimps love hiding in them

T
Tanya J Lobato (Brisbane, AU)
Awesome plant

Great little tissue culture, going well in my tank, thanks so much!