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    I keep mine in a refrigerator tray with a layer of clay from the front yard, with some Baumea sp. and Sagittaria sagittifolia. They formed a thick mat in and above the clay and flower year-round. The entire tray is only a few inches deep, so the water fills in the cracks in the Utricularia gibba! I have seeds if you need them; I'm not entirely sure if they're viable because I've never tried germinating them.
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    I just got a hunk of gibba yesterday and have it floating in my aldrovanda tub. I don't now how it will work suspended in five to six inches of water, but I think as I let the water level drop it will find the substrate, root, and presumably take off.

    Anybody have advice on free floating gibba?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbennett4041 View Post
    I just got a hunk of gibba yesterday and have it floating in my aldrovanda tub. I don't now how it will work suspended in five to six inches of water, but I think as I let the water level drop it will find the substrate, root, and presumably take off.

    Anybody have advice on free floating gibba?
    It can grow fine suspended in a couple of inches of water. It doesn't require any sort of substrate, but I've never seen it flower when suspended. I would also be very wary about growing it with Aldrovanda because U. gibba can easily out-compete Aldrovanda for space and food.
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    I grew mine in just a small 5gal. tank filled half way with RO. In less than a year it was corner to corner gibba below the surface, and corner to corner gibba flowers above the surface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clue View Post
    It can grow fine suspended in a couple of inches of water. It doesn't require any sort of substrate, but I've never seen it flower when suspended. I would also be very wary about growing it with Aldrovanda because U. gibba can easily out-compete Aldrovanda for space and food.
    I was wondering about that. I sort of threw it together thinking it was a good place for now. My other option would be my Sarr water trays like someone else mentioned earlier. Might do that....

    ...or a cool jar on my window sill.
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    I think any of those would work well Corey.

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    Mine was suspended, unless you count the other plants in there that it had to touch... It was kept pretty full of water (about a foot deep) and once it grew fairly dense, it flowered quite a bit. I made a topic on it... http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...ibba-in-flower I lost all of it though when I moved 2 years ago along with most other utrics :-\ good luck!
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    Edit: I tried some Aldrovandra in that once, and I did have to constantly monitor it and remove U. gibba from completely covering it... I tried to keep one spot clear for them, but ultimately took them out.
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    Awesome to hear from the gurus! Thanks folks!
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