Need To Remove And Park Java Moss Outside The Tank For A While - Basic Requirements?

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I've let it run amok in my tanks to put in a new tank I'm setting up but it's too out of control now. I need to take it out and keep it somewhere else for a little while.

Any suggestions for the simplest setup to keep it going?

I've got a small air pump filter running in a bucket with cycled media (getting regular ammonia doses) but it doesn't get any light. I could put the moss in there and put a desk lamp over it. Or I could split that airline to add an airstone in a bowl or 2.5g tank, maybe dosing household ammonia and/or Seachem Flourish to feed the moss.
 

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I’ve tossed extra just in an uncycled 1/2 g qt tank with no air or filter. It lived just fine. Once I transplanted it to my new tank, it is thriving to the point I have to toss some on the regular.

So, my best answer? Java moss and water. As long as you don’t keep it in a dark closet, you should be fine.
 
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LeahsTank said:
I’ve tossed extra just in an uncycled 1/2 g qt tank with no air or filter. It lived just fine. Once I transplanted it to my new tank, it is thriving to the point I have to toss some on the regular.

So, my best answer? Java moss and water. As long as you don’t keep it in a dark closet, you should be fine.
Thanks! I wasn't sure it could survive that way. I appreciate the info.
 

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Thanks! I wasn't sure it could survive that way. I appreciate the info.
Sure... Just keep in mind I have a black thumb. If it doesn’t raise its head on my plants, yours’ may be the ones to suffer. ; )
 

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