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I have a good amount of Java Moss in my 29 gallon planted tank, but I would really like to just put some moss and grow it into trees, mats, etc. just as an experiment and maybe transfer it over to my next tank!


I have a 5 gallon tank that I no longer use; so would it be as simple as just filling it with water, leaving a light on 24/7, putting some moss into the tank and letting it grow? Would it need a heater, etc?
 

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It should be as easy as that. Java moss can survive temps as low as 64 F so you won't need a heater to grow it. You might want a small sponge filter though and begin cycling the tank, I'm not even sure if that's necessary though.
 

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Leaving the light on 24/7 may invite algae and I think Java moss are low light plants anyway


 
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Java Moss x2

So if I'm just going to grow some Java Moss in an aquarium, do I need to put in a fish or 2 just to provide nitrates and poop and leftover fish food, etc.?

the plants would be able to provide them enough oxygen I would think but I would rather not risk any fish if I could!
 

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Marinedude17422 said:
So if I'm just going to grow some Java Moss in an aquarium, do I need to put in a fish or 2 just to provide nitrates and poop and leftover fish food, etc.?

the plants would be able to provide them enough oxygen I would think but I would rather not risk any fish if I could!
I've merged your threads so it doesn't get confusing having two threads on the same subject
 

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