java Moss

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Marinedude17422, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. Marinedude17422

    Marinedude17422New MemberMember

    I have a good amount of Java Moss in my 29g 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 5g 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?
  2. Nympxzie

    NympxzieValued MemberMember

    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.
  3. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

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

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  4. Bijou88

    Bijou88Well Known MemberMember

    If not a filter maybe an air stone, just to keep your oxygen/co2 regulated.

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  5. Nympxzie

    NympxzieValued MemberMember

    +1 I missed that part. Do a regular 10-12 hour light cycle.
  6. OP

    Marinedude17422New MemberMember

    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!
  7. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    No you don't have to add any fish

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  8. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    I've merged your threads so it doesn't get confusing having two threads on the same subject