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Mariachi 23-08-2006 12:51 PM

Java Moss Help
 
Just need some advice about java moss..

Need to grow the stuff to feed my crayfish...what is ideal conditions
for it? light conditions, fert etc

Also can someone tell me if this is a FAST or SLOW growing plant? I am
seeing mentions of both on the internet!??!


Victor Martinez 23-08-2006 01:11 PM

Java Moss Help
 
Mariachi wrote:
Also can someone tell me if this is a FAST or SLOW growing plant? I am
seeing mentions of both on the internet!??!


It's a weed. At least in my 20g long tank with a regular Eclipse hood.
No fertilizers and inhabitants include 3 small rainbows, 9 cardinal
tetras, 1 small albino ancistrus, and a bunch of different shrimp species.

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Richard Sexton 23-08-2006 11:00 PM

Java Moss Help
 
In article .com,
Mariachi wrote:
Just need some advice about java moss..

Need to grow the stuff to feed my crayfish...what is ideal conditions
for it? light conditions, fert etc

Also can someone tell me if this is a FAST or SLOW growing plant? I am
seeing mentions of both on the internet!??!


To grow java moss keep it wet. It really doesn't need much else.

With high light, lots of ferts and co2 it can be fast growing. With
less light, nutrients and carbon it can be fast growing.

It's virtually unkillable.

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[email protected] 24-08-2006 08:53 PM

Java Moss Help
 
When it grows. I've just recently had a 90 FULL of the stuff, but I
went through several false starts with it. I suspect the java moss I
previously got from my LFS was dead just still green.

BTW, I think folks sometimes confuse Java Moss and Java Fern in terms
of rate of growth. It's been my experience that Java Fern is a pretty
slow grower.

Richard Sexton wrote:
It's virtually unkillable.



Richard Sexton 24-08-2006 11:31 PM

Java Moss Help
 
In article . com,
wrote:
When it grows. I've just recently had a 90 FULL of the stuff, but I
went through several false starts with it. I suspect the java moss I
previously got from my LFS was dead just still green.


Nah, brown when dead, green when alive. Maybe it ran out of food. It'll
do that sometimes.

BTW, I think folks sometimes confuse Java Moss and Java Fern in terms
of rate of growth. It's been my experience that Java Fern is a pretty
slow grower.


Agreed.



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Wayne Sallee 26-08-2006 05:06 PM

Java Moss Help
 
It was probably dead. If I buy the stuff from my
wholesaler, it will do the same thing. So I make sure it's
growing well in my tanks. It grows fast enough in my tanks
to keep up with the demand, but I don't dare buy it from
my wholesaler, otherwise it will go from dead green to
dead brown :-)

Wayne Sallee
Wayne's Pets



Richard Sexton wrote on 8/24/2006 6:31 PM:
In article . com,
wrote:
When it grows. I've just recently had a 90 FULL of the stuff, but I
went through several false starts with it. I suspect the java moss I
previously got from my LFS was dead just still green.


Nah, brown when dead, green when alive. Maybe it ran out of food. It'll
do that sometimes.

BTW, I think folks sometimes confuse Java Moss and Java Fern in terms
of rate of growth. It's been my experience that Java Fern is a pretty
slow grower.


Agreed.




Ron Clon 01-09-2006 08:53 AM

Java Moss Help
 

Do you let it float around or weigh it down with a rock or something?

Thanks


On Sat, 26 Aug 2006 16:06:05 GMT, Wayne Sallee
wrote:

It was probably dead. If I buy the stuff from my
wholesaler, it will do the same thing. So I make sure it's
growing well in my tanks. It grows fast enough in my tanks
to keep up with the demand, but I don't dare buy it from
my wholesaler, otherwise it will go from dead green to
dead brown :-)

Wayne Sallee
Wayne's Pets



Richard Sexton wrote on 8/24/2006 6:31 PM:
In article . com,
wrote:
When it grows. I've just recently had a 90 FULL of the stuff, but I
went through several false starts with it. I suspect the java moss I
previously got from my LFS was dead just still green.


Nah, brown when dead, green when alive. Maybe it ran out of food. It'll
do that sometimes.

BTW, I think folks sometimes confuse Java Moss and Java Fern in terms
of rate of growth. It's been my experience that Java Fern is a pretty
slow grower.


Agreed.




[email protected] 04-09-2006 06:06 PM

Java Moss Help
 
Either's fine -- you can use something like fishing line to secure it
to a rock/driftwood and it will eventually root itself to it (its roots
are primarily used as anchors)

Ron Clon wrote:
Do you let it float around or weigh it down with a rock or something?

Thanks




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