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Java moss not growing?

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  1. DarkDH

    DarkDH Famished in the form of Money

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    I have a small clump of Java moss on a piece of driftwood. The only problem is that after 6 months, I do not see any noticeable change in the amount of Java moss. In fact, every time I do tank maintenance, it seems like I am losing more moss (not counting the little pieces that fly off in a while). My moss is bright and green (with the bright green tips) yet I do not see any growth. I was wondering if it maybe has to do with my tank.

    I've heard all the stories about how Java moss can be a prolific grower if unattended, but I have yet to see this.


    Tank is 20 gallon long with 2.4 wpg. Dose Flourish Excel, flourish, and trace. Tank has MTS, Crypt Wendii, and Straight Vals.

    The Java moss lives, and is healthy. It just doesn't GROW!
     
  2. chonhzilla

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    Spread it out thin over a surface and tie it down...thats what I did. I got crazy growth without CO2 or other nutrients.

    -Chonh
     
  3. EliWhitney314

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    What fish do you have, what lighting are you using, do you use yamato green?
     
  4. timwag2001

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    i had some java in a 55g with 2.5wpg, pressurized co2, and ei dosing... no noticeable growth.
    moved it to a 29g with less than 2wpg, excel and a very light dosing regiment and it started to grow a lot
     
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    It does best in 2wpg or less. I've noticed that it grows scary fast if spread out like a carpet instead of in a spherical clump.
     
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    I spread out my moss on my driftwood.

    I do flourish excel at least twice a week, and flourish/trace once a week. It could just be my lighting is too much...
     
  7. EliWhitney314

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    I doubt you are using too much lighting
     

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