5 years ago
georgialeapee
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how do i keep my moss ball thriving ive just bought it but dont know much about them.

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5 years ago
Phil Saint
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i have java moss in all 3 of my tanks, in my smallest (14g) tank its only an 18W light. i have the light on around 8-9 hours a day and use liquid ferts every week after my water change and thats working out fine for me

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5 years ago
johnarthur
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There are several types of moss balls sold for aquarium use. Some of them (not Java moss) require quite a bit of light and a neutral pH. Some of the mosses sold by plant farms in Asia are not very easy to grow, so do a little research on the species you have.

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5 years ago
redwings5552
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I know most moss, that is sold in LFS's, is just java moss. Java moss was my first aquatic plant, I guess you can say, and it seems to need the least amount of attention.

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5 years ago
johnarthur
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There are also Marimo moss balls, Japanese moss balls and quite a few others including things that are called flame moss, Christmas moss, etc. Java moss is usually not referred to as a moss ball, maybe because it can be grown as a mat. The most common moss balls are Marimo, which has a fine texture like tree moss. Some of the moss ball types are pretty demanding, so you need to know which kind you have before you can give it proper care.

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