Xmas moss questions

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by brodylane1122, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. brodylane1122Well Known MemberMember

    Well, I may have jumped the gun a little bit on my shrimp tank overhaul. I bought Christmas moss, knowing that is is very easy to care for and can be grown in low light to high light setups. I spread it out on the new driftwood and tied it down like crazy.

    I then decided to look up xmas moss care and everything I've read has stated it does well in low light (like i had thought), but by low light everyone is saying 1.5 watts per gallon. My 20 gallon only gets around 1 watt per gallon.

    Has anybody had success growing xmas moss in a low light setup like mine?

    I do dose with API leaf zone once a week. And right now the moss looks about the same as when I put it in around 5 days ago.
  2. JessiNoel21Well Known MemberMember

    Christmas moss is a slow grower mine is now just coming out of the mesh I put it three weeks ago. My tank gets is high light but everything but my moss is growing like crazy.
  3. Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    I've had similar experience to JessiNoel, I've had it from moderate to high and it was slow in each case. When I sandwiched some between plastic canvas it took it a solid 2 weeks before it started poking though......And then my barbs ripped off the new growth. :;laughing
  4. brodylane1122Well Known MemberMember

    So what you are saying is in my situation, I'll be waiting for a long, long, long time to see any growth??? HA! Well, I just hope it attaches to the driftwood I have it on.
  5. Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    Like so many things in this hobby, patience, patience, patience, it truly is a virtue. I struggle with it all the time! :)
  6. monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    I must have gotten lucky... I placed a small clump I got with my rainbow shrimp in a 2g with 7w per gallon of lighting it doupled in size in a week... I am hopin I will have enough for a moss wall soon for my 5g
  7. Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    I know it does vary with lighting, growing faster in higher light than low so I would say the 7wpg was probably responsible for that. ;)
  8. brodylane1122Well Known MemberMember

    Well 7w per gallon is a lot more than 1w per gallon...so I wouldn't say lucky. All I am hoping is that it attaches to my driftwood and lives long term, even if it takes a long time to fill out.

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