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Daniel
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PostPosted: 2005.05.15(Sun)21:32    Post subject: growing moss Reply with quote

So about 2 weeks ago I purchased a ball of moss from my lfs. The guy there told me to just drop it in and it should grow in alittle while. So far all I have seen is it get pushed around by my fish and a little bits of it scattered around, but its still a decent sized ball (alittle bigger than a doughnut hole). Any suggestions?
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benedictj
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PostPosted: 2005.05.15(Sun)23:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some mosses will virtually grow themselves. Still, without some more info it's hard to tell if it will work out for you.
So, a couple of questions-
Do you know what kind of moss it is?
Also, what is your set up like? How big is the tank? What type of lighting do you have and how many watts of power does have?

Finally, the description of it as being a ball strikes me as odd. Does it look like this?
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Daniel
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PostPosted: 2005.05.16(Mon)6:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah like that, but fuzzier. I'm at school right now so don't know the watage of the lamp, but I know its the one that came with the tank set up. Its 29g full of plants, some drift wood etc... there is an old pic of it in the photo album.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.16(Mon)7:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if it looks like that, as I'm sure you saw with the link, it isn't actually moss but is a form of algae. I have no experience with them, but I have heard they are easy to grow and actually help keep nitrates in check very well.

Here's a link with some more info-
http://www.thekrib.com/Plants/Algae/cladophora.html
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PostPosted: 2005.05.17(Tue)7:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the help, ill keep working on it. my fish seem to love pushing it around the tank.. though I havent seen the pleco on it, jsut the goldfish
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