Java Moss: Yay Or Nay?

Should I add Java Moss to my 55 and 40 gallon?

  • Yay

    Votes: 13 92.9%
  • Nay

    Votes: 1 7.1%

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    14
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Laxin10

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I've been rocking Java Fern for the past two years in a variety of tanks and personally I have found them to be a bit frustrating. They grow new leaves constantly that are healthy but at the same time the older leaves seem to grow brown and die for no reason, which is replaced by new leaves.

The overall aesthetic is starting to get on my nerves and I've been wanting to add something new as well. I know Java moss can grow insanely fast, which is partially why I want to try it. Others have said it overruns their tank, but I really like the look of it.

None of my fish really bother my plants except my Green Terror, but I think he does it just to be a jerk :/

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lizcateyes

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Voted for growing java moss, in part because I have it and think it does grow easily and pretty rapidly.
 

NavyChief20

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I've been rocking Java Fern for the past two years in a variety of tanks and personally I have found them to be a bit frustrating. They grow new leaves constantly that are healthy but at the same time the older leaves seem to grow brown and die for no reason, which is replaced by new leaves.

The overall aesthetic is starting to get on my nerves and I've been wanting to add something new as well. I know Java moss can grow insanely fast, which is partially why I want to try it. Others have said it overruns their tank, but I really like the look of it.

None of my fish really bother my plants except my Green Terror, but I think he does it just to be a jerk :/

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Green Terrors seem to have an affinity for being jerks. Mine do the same thing then look at me as if in "you see that?"

Java Moss is great though. It does grow fast but it really gets you that amazonian/jungle feel which is great for green terrors or jack dempseys
 

phantom

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Java moss !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you should get some
 
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-Mak-

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I prefer other varieties such as christmas moss because java gets really stringy and messy for me, but the benefits of any moss are good
 
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BaraYoukai

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I personally have Java more and it does well. The only bothersome thing about it is if you have fish that love pecking at it like mine.... It seems there are always bits floating around.
 

Madrigal77

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I've got a tank with Java moss and one with Christmas moss. I much prefer the Christmas moss. It just looks fuller and fluffier. It breaks apart less easy too.
 

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Yeah my Java moss is stuck to some wood right by one of my HOB's, because it generally likes steady water flow and slightly colder temps. (76 degrees here) Don't have many tanks without it, so it gets my thumbs up!
 

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i could never get java moss to grow in my tank, i dont like how it looks as well. i prefer flame moss or other types of moss but if you like it then i think you should add it
 

SFGiantsGuy

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It's kinda random as far as the frequency of availability. Most web stores DO sell it, but about 90% of the time, it's sold out! : ( And If and when you opt to choose Ebay, (usually that's my very LAST resort to be honest!) do be very wary and careful who you buy it from, as I've ordered it a few times, and got WAYYYYYYY too many very tiny, hitchhiking baby pest snails!
 
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