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Why are they brown

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by crystalview, May 13, 2009.

  1. crystalview

    crystalview Guru Class Expert

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    Ok what am I doing wrong? I have fissiden and christmas moss in my restarted tank. I know Fissiden's can turn brown and then come back but I did not think this was so with most moss. I am using EI regular daily. 50% wc weekly and the Par says the middle of the tank is 50 and 38 at the bottom. O, O, 4 ph 6.5 Temp 80
     
  2. VaughnH

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    As I recall mosses much prefer temperatures lower than 80F. I know that Java Moss does poorly in my tank, which tends to be 78-80F most of the year. If you are heating the tank you could try it with the heater off for a few days.
     
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    I have fissidens in a 60 I cannot kill. 81F, EI and lower light.

    CO2........

    That's about the only obvious thing/difference.
    Moss does not do well with poor CO2.

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