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Mosses

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by BHornsey, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. BHornsey

    BHornsey Lifetime Charter Member
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    Just a basic question.

    I've just put in my first batch of Java Moss on some bogwood and some Monoselenium Tenerum on lava rock. I've held it down with some hair netting and, from what I've read, it should attach itself.

    In your experience, how long will this take?
     
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    Depends on the growth rates, moss is rapid growing, so can the Mono.......I tend to use moss mixed with Ricca or Mono and it'll out grow the moss and provide a nice attachment.

    Maybe 1-2 weeks with good growth, 1 month for slower growth.

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    Thanks Tom,

    It's a medium growth tank, I think. Is it worth taking off the netting or is better to just leave in place?
     
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    I seem to have quite a bit of trouble growing java moss, which is odd seeing as its sposed to be so easy, it grows, but extremely slowly. One lot took about 2 months to attach itself to a rock, and 1 month later its still about the same size. Ive tried placing it in various different places with no avail. Id be interested to know why this is.
     
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    This is my first attempt with moss so I have no experience but even after a fortnight I'm noticing some growth; fronds are growing out of the netting.
     
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    Ive found that the more you trim at it, the thicker it gets. Dont be scared, re-tie the stuff you cut off els where.
     
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    I've a problem with java moss. when i bought it from the store, their color still green. but as soon as they enter my tank about a month, it change color to brown.Is it dead?
    but I've read that java moss probably the easiest plant to grow in your tank.
    the strange thing is the anubias grow well(about 1 leave in 3-4 weeks)
     
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    You might try xmas moss, it's very easy and prettier.

    I need to send some things to James in the UK, from there he might send it out.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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