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Old 04-16-2009, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Taking down my UG iwagumi tank.

Selling: 2x2" portions of UG for $10. UG is really healthy and in solid mats. 10+ portions available
Shipping is $6 via priority. Will ship out on Monday.
Non CC paypal only (too lazy to learn about CC paypal).

*Will trade a portion or two for some adult Crypt Retrospiralis* For some reason mine hasn't been doing so well and the ADA contest deadline is coming up.

UG "Utricularia graminifolia" Is an awesome carpet plant. Nothing grows in as thick and as lush as UG. UG for sale is all coming from this tank:


I have GDA on the glass (who doesn't) But plants themselves are pretty much algae free.

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Old 04-17-2009, 01:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That stuff looks fantastic...I'm very tempted. However, I'll be raising shrimp and am worried that the plant may eat the shrimplets? Sounds crazy but I read that this plant can be carnivorous...http://www.tropica.dk/article.asp?ty...aristic&id=731

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i think they will eat the baby
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That stuff looks fantastic...I'm very tempted. However, I'll be raising shrimp and am worried that the plant may eat the shrimplets? Sounds crazy but I read that this plant can be carnivorous...http://www.tropica.dk/article.asp?ty...aristic&id=731

any thoughts?

There have been many threads about this on here and everyone who has UG and shrimp says there is no problem at all. This plant will eat microscopic and tiny organisms. If you want it then get it.
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What is UG??
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does UG take a lot of maintenance like riccia?
Do you have to trim often or the base rots and die?
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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UG is Utricularia graminifolia.

And nope, UG will not eat baby shrimp. You can't tell in the picture, but I've got a few hundred minami shrimp in there, from an original population of like 6.

UG is a fickle plant in that for me it has a long acclimation period where it won't do much. Once it settles though, it's growth is almost explosive.

Maintenance is pretty simple; just mow it like a lawn. At times it'll grow so thick that it'll start becoming buoyant. In this case just cut some pieces mats out to thin it.
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I am really tempted in buying this plant but I am a little afraid because of the experience with ricca.

People made it sound so easy
"oh, when riccia grows, just take it out and re-wrap them"
What they forgot to mention is that riccia grows like mad and it is so much work. Literally have to rewrap every 2 weeks or so.

Once UG gets established, like in the picture above, do they just stop growing or just stack on top of each other until everybody dies? (the UG in the picture look beautiful by the way )
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UG is nothing like riccia. Riccia is just evil. It's like an STD that makes its round through plant clubs.

I've had this UG tank up for about 8 months. In that time, besides trimming or "mowing" it to make it grow even shorter with even finer leaves, It's only been the last month or two where I've had to thin it out a bit. Basically I've never seen it starve itself from light. It doesn't necesarily grow on top of each other, but more dense. Unlike riccia it has roots. Just think of it like hairgrass. It'll just keep growing thicker and thicker instead of growing on top of each other.

Still though, UG is a sensitive plant that for me usually takes a few weeks to acclimate. It's totally worth it though, such a beautiful plant.
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I would like to buy it, but I'm in Europe. Any chance?
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