Fissidens

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Anyone here grown Fissidens of any form in low light/ low tech conditions? If so how did it effect the plant ? Was there any noticable differences, from the same plant grown in a hightech envoironment...apart from the rate of growth ??

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Here's a little bit of info from Chee Pang that might help: http://www.plantgeek.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5456&sid=3774bfb9fef19f0b3a4518216644e5bb

cpn said:
Hi, thanks for all the comments. To answer your questions, the fissidens is growing in my 4-feet planted tank. The fissidens was brought in from Taiwan a couple of years ago. It was originally in emmersed form but was then successfully adapted and grown in immersed form in my tank. And for those that are not familiar, fissidens belongs to the moss family. However, I can’t be sure of the exact species that is growing in my tank. The temperature of my tank varies between 26.5 and 27.5 ºC. So, you do not really need very low water temperature for it to thrive. My tank is supplemented with CO2, the pH fluctuates between 6.2-6.8, with a KH and GH of 4 and 5 respectively. Lightings wise, I have 4 x 32W fluorescent lights for my 4-feet tank, which works out to be about 2.6 watt per gallon. From my observation, it grows better under direct light then under shade. A key difference between fissidens and mosses is that fissidens does not branch as much. Once established, it will form a nice and neat coat on the driftwood you tie it to, the fronds growing vertically much like erect moss. Another key difference is the growth rate. It grows slower than most mosses, reaching a length of between 2.5 to 3.5 cm in 2-3 months time. The good thing about this is that once it has establish in your tank, you can just sit back and enjoy, not worrying about re-tieing it very often. However, this is also the reason why it is expensive. If you anyone is interested with this rare and exquisite moss, please pm me or email me at [email protected].


Cheers,
Chee Pang

ps: My tank, like most (all?) planted tanks, are not completely algae-free. But they are under control. In fact, if you look carefully at the 6th photo, you can see a few turf of algae which I believe is some form of Marimo ball algae.

cpn said:
Hi, here are some snapshots of a fissidens species in my tank. Enjoy! :D

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cpn said:
Hi all, here's a photo of the full tank.

Cheers,

Chee Pang

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Fissidens Fried or as it comes ??

Left C;49630 said:

Well now I have had a little feedback on this I guess I should state my reasoning for the inquiry. Recently bought some Fissidens along with some other plants which I may add were very healthy, now the Fissidens was like a tan Gold color almost.

When I communicated with the seller I asked if he had dipped the plant or overdosed Excel to rid some Algae. To which he replied, that was not the case & the reason for the color was it had been grown in a lowtech tank.

As I have not tried this I said I would try it in a reasonably high tech envoironment to see if it changed to the same healthy looking dark green as all the other Fissidens I've had in the past.

Has anyone seen this coloration in fissidens from low light conditions...Everything I've experienced in low light conditions seemed to be darker.
 
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Moss should be green, it got fried.

This seems to do best with CO2/low light IME.

Regards,
Tom barr