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Zach987987987 20-04-2003 06:23 AM

help with java moss
 
I few months ago I bought a amount of java moss at my local lfs, I got it on
bargin since it was the last one in their tank, it was DARK green and in bad
shape. I have since then trimmed out all the brown dead material and wrapped
around a little gargoyal , I have not seen any new growth from it in a 20
gallon planted tank with 2 watts/gal, CO2 infused, there are no imballances in
the water so I know its not a problem there. Is there anything I could do to
stimulate the growth so as to see a reason to have it?

any help would be welcomed
thanks in advance

LeighMo 20-04-2003 06:23 AM

help with java moss
 
I few months ago I bought a amount of java moss at my local lfs, I got it on
bargin since it was the last one in their tank, it was DARK green and in bad
shape. I have since then trimmed out all the brown dead material and wrapped
around a little gargoyal , I have not seen any new growth from it in a 20
gallon planted tank with 2 watts/gal, CO2 infused, there are no imballances
in
the water so I know its not a problem there. Is there anything I could do to
stimulate the growth so as to see a reason to have it?


Do you fertilize? What other plants are in the tank?

IME, it can be difficult to keep java moss if you have a lot of fast-growers in
the tank with it. It grows too slowly to compete for nutrients against
fast-growing plants.


Leigh

http://www.fortunecity.com/lavender/halloween/881/

Rick 20-04-2003 06:23 AM

help with java moss
 

"LeighMo" wrote in message
...
I few months ago I bought a amount of java moss at my local lfs, I got it

on
bargin since it was the last one in their tank, it was DARK green and in

bad
shape. I have since then trimmed out all the brown dead material and

wrapped
around a little gargoyal , I have not seen any new growth from it in a 20
gallon planted tank with 2 watts/gal, CO2 infused, there are no

imballances
in
the water so I know its not a problem there. Is there anything I could

do to
stimulate the growth so as to see a reason to have it?


Do you fertilize? What other plants are in the tank?

IME, it can be difficult to keep java moss if you have a lot of

fast-growers in
the tank with it. It grows too slowly to compete for nutrients against
fast-growing plants.


Leigh

http://www.fortunecity.com/lavender/halloween/881/



I wish mine would grown more slowly. I throw out handfuls of the stuff.

Rick



WD 20-04-2003 06:23 AM

help with java moss
 

"Rick" wrote in message
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I wish mine would grown more slowly. I throw out handfuls of the stuff.

Rick


Me too. I have a 75 with among other things, anacharis and bacopa that grow
like gangbusters, 2.1 wpg, no c02. The Java Moss grew so fast that I
eventually ripped it all out, it was driving me nuts. I still pick out
handfulls bi-weekly from tiny strands that I miss. Prolly the high nitrates
that I can't seem to get under control.



Jody 05-05-2003 02:08 AM

help with java moss
 
Do you mean a little ceramic gargoyle decorative piece? Java moss will not
cling to something smooth like that. I once tried to get it to attach to a
sea shell with no success. Driftwood is best, or maybe a really jagged
rock. Mine grows well free-floating and also attached to driftwood. One
tip I can suggest is to attach a very thin layer - not a thick bunch of it.
It won't attach properly unless a really thin piece is allowed to get light
and 'dig-in' to the object.

Jody

"Zach987987987" wrote in message
...
I few months ago I bought a amount of java moss at my local lfs, I got it

on
bargin since it was the last one in their tank, it was DARK green and in

bad
shape. I have since then trimmed out all the brown dead material and

wrapped
around a little gargoyal , I have not seen any new growth from it in a 20
gallon planted tank with 2 watts/gal, CO2 infused, there are no

imballances in
the water so I know its not a problem there. Is there anything I could do

to
stimulate the growth so as to see a reason to have it?

any help would be welcomed
thanks in advance





Zach987987987 25-05-2003 10:08 AM

help with java moss
 
wow that was a reply a long time in the making, I have since given up on the
java moss on the gargoyal and transplanted the moss on a few rocks but not to
my suprise there is no growth only BGA oh well thanks anyway

Jody 17-07-2003 08:43 PM

help with java moss
 
Do you mean a little ceramic gargoyle decorative piece? Java moss will not
cling to something smooth like that. I once tried to get it to attach to a
sea shell with no success. Driftwood is best, or maybe a really jagged
rock. Mine grows well free-floating and also attached to driftwood. One
tip I can suggest is to attach a very thin layer - not a thick bunch of it.
It won't attach properly unless a really thin piece is allowed to get light
and 'dig-in' to the object.

Jody

"Zach987987987" wrote in message
...
I few months ago I bought a amount of java moss at my local lfs, I got it

on
bargin since it was the last one in their tank, it was DARK green and in

bad
shape. I have since then trimmed out all the brown dead material and

wrapped
around a little gargoyal , I have not seen any new growth from it in a 20
gallon planted tank with 2 watts/gal, CO2 infused, there are no

imballances in
the water so I know its not a problem there. Is there anything I could do

to
stimulate the growth so as to see a reason to have it?

any help would be welcomed
thanks in advance






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