Moss Invasion!!! Help

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by Comet-Aurum, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Comet-AurumValued MemberMember

    hey
    my tank looks disgusting for all this moss!!!
    it has been going on for a month now.
    first the moss went to my driftwood and grew MASSIVE
    then I cut it all off becuz it looked very odd for a 10 inch moss growing on my wood.
    then it grew 3 inches back and is under control..
    but now the moss is growing on my filter, fake wood cave, and my plants.
    it is driving me insane it even grows on some pieces of my gravel!
    1. how do I get rid of it all?
    it causes annoyance...
    plz help!
    ~can't send photos sorry!~
     




  2. DutchAquariumWell Known MemberMember

    Are you sure it's moss? Maybe post a picture so we can identify it for you. I'm guessing it's a type of algae.
     




  3. CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    Second on the photo. Maybe its a alage?
     




  4. -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    Agreed, pictures would help :)
     
  5. Comet-AurumValued MemberMember

    im not sure about the photos cuz it won't let me post.
    but it looks like a long icky string its thin and grows REALLY massive
    and when I shave it and peices of the moss fall off to the gravel.
    it looks like those tumbleweeds in the desert.
     
  6. CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    I have that too in my one tank, IT never goes away even when i washed everything!
     
  7. JoeCamaroWell Known MemberMember

    Could it be the light being on for too long?
    Did you add Moss to begin with or did it just appear?
     
  8. Comet-AurumValued MemberMember

    I never added moss,
    I shaved it off,
    and it just came back...
     
  9. BabaWell Known MemberMember

    Does it look like this?
     
    upload_2018-4-25_10-59-38.png
    If yes, it's an algae not a moss.
     
  10. Comet-AurumValued MemberMember

    thats it but its brown...
     
  11. BabaWell Known MemberMember

    Maybe Compsopogon sp. they are caused by high ammonia in conjunction with lack of CO2.
    An actual picture will be needed to really determine the culprit.
     
  12. BabaWell Known MemberMember

    double post... sorry
     
  13. 123Valued MemberMember

    This might sound bad, but I actually like the look of it haha :D
     
  14. BabaWell Known MemberMember

    Haha, I had them accidentally popping up in the past. They are though to get rid off so be careful what you are wishing for. LOL.
     
  15. 123Valued MemberMember

    Haha
    :D I am afraid Im soon gonna see some serious brown stuff everywhere because of my new strong light, I would be so much happier if it was green at least not brown lol. Wouldn't boiling the wood help? :)
     
  16. BabaWell Known MemberMember

    it sure does but having them establish in your tank means something is out of balance. Light or nutrients. You might get rid of it on the wood but it will come back until you tackle the unbalance.
     
  17. 123Valued MemberMember

    I know for sure it will be the light in this case :D But in Denmark we were not getting much daylight until now ... so I was lightning the tank quiet a lot. Now that it wont be black outside anymore I will only turn their light on in the evening ;)

    (The tank is not on a direct sun light, it just that here up north the daylight in last months was minimal so plants needed some support. But now it is much better and the light reaches the tank a bit so I will reduce their light time :) )
     
  18. BabaWell Known MemberMember

    that's why we have made vacation on Sjælland only in June/July :D
    My in-laws are much tougher, they make vacation in, I think, Esbjerg every year between Christmas and New Year.
     
  19. 123Valued MemberMember

    HAHAHA why would anyone voluntarily go to Denmark in winter haha :D <3
     
  20. BabaWell Known MemberMember

    They love that they are the only tourists at the beach and the vacation rentals are dirt cheap. :D

    But back to topic. I hope the OP knows now a bit better what the problem is. If the picture is provided, we can figure out what kind of algae it is.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2018
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