What type of moss is this?

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Found it started growing on its own in my outdoor tank.
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PatipolBKK said:
Found it started growing on its own in my outdoor tank.
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Hi and welcome to fishlore.
It's not moss. It's green hair algae and not a welcome addition to the pond. You can use algaefix to get rid of it because if you don't treat it it has the ability to take over the pond and kill off your other plants.
 
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johnbirg said:
Hi and welcome to fishlore.
It's not moss. It's green hair algae and not a welcome addition to the pond. You can use algaefix to get rid of it because if you don't treat it it has the ability to take over the pond and kill off your other plants.
Thanks, I'll try to remove it immediately.
 

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Yeah that definitely isn’t green hair algae. Can’t say forsure what moss it is, since they all basically look the same in small strands.
 

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TBH i also feel that its java moss...surely not green hair algae
 

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Java moss... Not green algea as far as I can tell.
 

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If you didn't add it with any aquarium plants ie java, then it is from your backyard and the type of moss could be one of dozens. I have used numerous yard moss types in my aquarium with some success. Most of them grow long and end up looking exactly like java moss and actually do pretty well in aquarium. I just found them too much of an algea grabber.
 

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Jack B Nimble said:
If you didn't add it with any aquarium plants ie java, then it is from your backyard and the type of moss could be one of dozens. I have used numerous yard moss types in my aquarium with some success. Most of them grow long and end up looking exactly like java moss and actually do pretty well in aquarium. I just found them too much of an algea grabber.
What types of moss works best for you? I've had success with bryum moss.
 

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Fellowmellow said:
What types of moss works best for you? I've had success with bryum moss.
I would not know what type it is but, I grew it for almost a year under water and it grew very well to the top of the 10 gallon tank. I really only removed it because I had algea issues, I have some more in a new tank and if I trim it once a week it stays as a carpet but, it will be gone too as I don't want to trim every week.
 

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