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WEEPING moss

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by Dennis Singh, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. Dennis Singh

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    Weeping moss takes on different forms looking a bit like christmas moss to its divinity of weeping.


    Before I put out there that it had to something with lighting. This is probably false...


    It has to do with fertilizer. The original from Oriental Aquarium. Looks stringy and a bit scraggly compared to thick and full. Little fertilizers will do this, More fertilizers will make it thick. Mosses do not need a lot, but they will take it in. As a sponge or soaker I am still unsure, I would guess not as when moss gets algae it can still grow in its prime frond condition. Stem plants will absolutely deteriorate algae.


    Here's oriental, a decade or so ago, probably going pps along with soft/ro


    credit to ORIENTAL AQUARIUM


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    Here's mind, with eco-complete but no fertilization a decade or so ago.


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    This moss is completely saturated in the states. Its ridiculous going from a large portion $8 per to now in the $20's for a golfball just because the grower can make it weep. Others won't weep on you and they make a false claim of it being a different moss. This moss is everywhere in the states. It should be a lower price.


    Don't matter to me though, just stating


    Now those growing this and getting it to weep please chime in. I could be wrong.


    Here's another reason why i think its fertilization. My moss tank where I usually top off, I poured water from my high tech tank with fertilization and it totally changed the structure.


    Lesser the frets, not necessary the better, but you will achieve that certain look you wanted.


    Bump: The same exact moss


    What do you notice?


    I notice. High bioload, versus no bioload (livestock)


    back then, i never used fertilizers


    very first pic has cardinals and a bunch of cories


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    this, only shrimp


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    nothing, substrate was eco-complete, pure tap, with unbelievable flow...


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    I've had this moss for over a decade, its been in over a decade, and i still see nonsense...
     
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    No one wants to show off their pictures, chime in, or oppose the OP statements?


    this was in my cousins tank, 80 degrees F.


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    I'll take you up on this.


    I have both types of tanks and a non CO2.
     
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    Need a new moss after growing the snot out of the mini Xmas.


    Did you need some Riccardia?


    I got a lot.
     
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    Looking forward to it
     
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    Well, I have 3-4 tanks with different conditions...........so I have a wide range. I've seen it under higher temp and high nutrients in the Philippines weeping nicely.


    So........
     
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    I can guarantee you that this moss doesn't automatically weep. What do you think might be reasons for it weeping then?
     
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    I Would sure like to get some riccardia for my 120. Would it make it to Florida tho or is that to far away?
     
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    Not sure.


    But poor nutrients has not done that much near as I can tell for aquatic plants other than slow it's growth down, moss is even less so.


    I think temp can be ruled out, but it has other effects(indirect).


    Light maybe.


    Actually a decent good identification of said moss is a huge problem. Many cannot look and tell. I've gotten dogged a few times there.
     
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    Yes, it would do fine.
     
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    I assure you the sample i gave you is weeping, i even sent it to Tan for ID. He hasn't gotten back to me but I'm sure will tell me is V. Ferrieri. You dogged? No way, in this time and age?
     
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    Actually I'll take you on a grip of that mp. Sure.
     
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    I totally forgot my point though. You may have high nutrients in the column, but you may have other plants that are in the system that are nutrient hogs.
     
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