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    Java Moss easiest moss?

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    Hi all.
    I am new to mosses and want to ask about Java Moss.
    I am looking for a easy and super hardy moss for a low light plant only tank. I have a small tank which receives somewhat bright indirect light. (i come from a potted plant bg and want to try aquatic plants now)

    Currently just purchased Java Fern and Marimo ball a week ago and they seem to be doing fine.
    However, I have heard that Java Moss is suitable for beginners and am wondering if its true.

    However, the LFS in Bedok that I went to seems to only carry Christmas moss..
    Can anyone recommend Moss types?

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    Re: Java Moss easiest moss?

    It in most top 5 easiest to grow lists. Glue it, tie it, whatever. Low to high par seems to adjust. Certain environment almost invasive. Does better in cooler temps like most moss.

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    Re: Java Moss easiest moss?

    i see. thanks
    what other moss besides java moss?

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    Re: Java Moss easiest moss?

    Christmas, fissdens, and flame are popular choices. Youll have to try and determine if those are appropriate for your tank.

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    Re: Java Moss easiest moss?

    I am also looking for some healthy and luxuriant Java Moss. The ones I bought are only borderline specimens. Still looking around for really good specimens. Hope to encounter a LFS which stocks them.



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    I see like everyone here from Singapore lol. I would think yall are in the land of moss lol.

    Java moss sometimes takes a little time to get acclimated. But usually catches on pretty quick


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    Re: Java Moss easiest moss?

    very nice tank. what are the plants in it?

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    Re: Java Moss easiest moss?

    P.helferi, j.moss, j.fern, a.nana petite, a.lancelot, rotala, banana plant, c.wendtii, c.parva, b.penny wort, b.carolina, b.moniera, dwarf lilly, s.minima, pothos, hornwort

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    Re: Java Moss easiest moss?

    looks great

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    Re: Java Moss easiest moss?

    which better for beginner? Java Moss or Singapore Moss?
    Can get java moss in serangoon?

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    Re: Java Moss easiest moss?

    Java moss is generally one of the more hardy moss types, they can grow in a wide range of water conditions and parameters. Suitable for new keepers and those who want an low demand moss for their aquariums. Only thing is java moss tends to grow in a more haphazard pattern, doesn't have as neat and compact growth pattern as other mosses like christmas moss or fissidens. There are many types of mosses, so it all depends on the look you are going for.

    You can refer to a useful aquarium moss guide in this link: http://www.aquamoss.net/
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    Re: Java Moss easiest moss?

    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Aquaria View Post
    Java moss is generally one of the more hardy moss types, they can grow in a wide range of water conditions and parameters. Suitable for new keepers and those who want an low demand moss for their aquariums. Only thing is java moss tends to grow in a more haphazard pattern, doesn't have as neat and compact growth pattern as other mosses like christmas moss or fissidens. There are many types of mosses, so it all depends on the look you are going for.

    You can refer to a useful aquarium moss guide in this link: http://www.aquamoss.net/
    Thanks for the link
    Do you know anything abt rose moss?


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    Re: Java Moss easiest moss?

    Quote Originally Posted by veridicaldream View Post
    Thanks for the link
    Do you know anything abt rose moss?
    I've seen rose moss on sale at places like Green Chapter, but haven't seen much reviews online about the moss though, other than sales posts with the usual cut n paste info.

    Seems its care and requirement is more or less similar to other popular aquarium mosses, just that it's rarer and more expensive.

    That being said, if it was easy to keep and grow, you would think it would be commonly available everywhere and cheap to buy by now right? I guess there are probably various reasons why it's still rare and expensive.
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    Re: Java Moss easiest moss?

    I see I see


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    Re: Java Moss easiest moss?

    hi i found these hair in the java moss... is it normal?
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    Re: Java Moss easiest moss?

    That should not appear in healthy moss. Could be some form of algae.

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    Re: Java Moss easiest moss?

    Can't really zoom into the photos but if you see some leaves onto Hair like strands then they could be utricularia gibba, a type of pest plant.

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    Re: Java Moss easiest moss?

    Looks like hair algae, very common hitchhiker in moss from LFS... better remove, treat and quarantine before adding into your main tank, otherwise you will be fighting pest algae issues forever.
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    Re: Java Moss easiest moss?

    so is it harmful? possible to remove it peacefully?

    My tank as follow:
    4 gallon with bare bottom (water cycled since 2 weeks ago)
    big clumps of java moss almost filled the tank (got it 2 weeks ago)
    6 guppies and 1 fry (got from longkang 2 days ago)

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    Re: Java Moss easiest moss?

    Or is it okie to leave it?

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