Question Java Moss... slow growing

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I've had some Java Moss growing in my 50 gallon. It's growing and certainly not dying but at this point I believe it is the slowest growing plant in my tank. I was hoping it'd take off though I suppose it's understandable that it hasn't since I haven't done any water column ferts yet.
The moss gets the default 24/7 schedule from a Finnex Planted 24/7 light and I don't have a Co2 injector. Think that it'd start taking off if I gave them some ferts?
 

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Well java moss is a pretty slow grower.I don't use co2 but I do use ferts and its definitely the slowest grower I have.I'm just happy that I can keep it green now haha
 
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Okay now I am confused. I was under the impression that this stuff was suppose to grow quickly. I want to... fill in a rather large area with the stuff.
 

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Ebreus said:
Okay now I am confused. I was under the impression that this stuff was suppose to grow quickly. I want to... fill in a rather large area with the stuff.
Then get more java moss.
 

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I've had a 4x4 piece of java moss for 2 months now. Everything else in the tanks has doubled in size but that sucker is just.. sitting there.
 

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Strangely, I had a tank for a while with some java moss and assorted random plants but with a non-full spectrum light so all the other plants, even anacharis was turning yellow but only the java moss was growing noticeably.
 

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Yeah, it will grow in very low light so when there's almost no light, compared to everything else, it just takes off!
 

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Spread the java moss out a bit more to allow the water to kind of flow through it to thicken it up and don’t leave it in a ball so all of it gets a bit of light... doesn’t need much just a little
 

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Recently moved most of a patch of java moss to a different tank only leaving a few very small sprigs in the original tank. Since the move the small pieces are growing noticeably faster than the large piece I moved. Not sure what that means, LOL just some experience. It may give credence to the poster who said spread it out for the water to move freerer through it.
 

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