How do you get alage off Java moss?

Zephyrski

I'm just wondering how to get it off the moss, because with the fern I just rub it off, obviously it's tangled in with the moss it's more difficult
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Cue

How long are your lights on? Doing a full blackout for a week or so has worked well for me, but usually I just use a toothbrush and tease out what I can. That’s also not algae, that looks like Cyanobacteria to me.
 

ProudPapa

I've had decent luck with removing it from the tank and soaking it for 15 minutes or so in a container with an overdose of Excel. Please beware that I've seen some reports that Excel damages moss. I haven't seen that, but it might react different in different water parameters.
 

Zephyrski

How long are your lights on? Doing a full blackout for a week or so has worked well for me, but usually I just use a toothbrush and tease out what I can. That’s also not algae, that looks like Cyanobacteria to me.
They're usually on 6 to 8 hours give or take, but I'll try out a toothbrush to see if I get any luck
 

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