Xmas moss questions

brodylane1122

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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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.
 

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Like so many things in this hobby, patience, patience, patience, it truly is a virtue. I struggle with it all the time!
 

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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
 

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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.
 
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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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