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Old 25-02-2003, 08:31 AM
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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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Old 25-02-2003, 11:21 AM
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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

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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/
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"LeighMo" wrote in message
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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


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"LeighMo" wrote in message
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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




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Old 25-02-2003, 04:58 PM
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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.


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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.




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