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Thread: Dirty moss

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    Default Dirty moss

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    In my 55 gal i have a peice of driftwood with java moss all over but the moss always holds all the dirt and junk that floats around the tank, i keep it very short becouse of this but the moss still looks dirty. i use florite in the tank i think thats whats causing it. is there a fish that will clean my moss or do i need to get rid or the florite for clean moss?

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    It's probably from the fine dust off of your flourite so by removing the flourite you'd be stirring up more. So no, I'd just keep on top of your water changes, make sure your filter intake is clear and every time you clean the water use the siphon to go gently over the moss and suck up the little bits of dust.

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    Same here! You have to keep shaking the debris from it which doesn't work as easy when it's attached. Sounds like we both need some otto's to keep it clean.

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    I just keep my moss in an area of high flow of water... though it sometimes catches some garbage, it is easily blown away... and the slow movement of the leaves looks really nice too!
    By Alfredo Franco-Cea
    30 gallon tank -- low light -- tannin stained water
    FAUNA: 7 zebra danios; 5 neon tetras; one male green swordtail; 2 female adult platies (plus fry); 6 bleeding heart tetras; 6 false rummy nose tetras
    FLORA: Anubias, Java Moss, Ceratophyllum, Java Fern, Windeløv's Fern

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    My female bettas make short work of anything edible that gets stuck in my moss - they'll jam themselves into rediculous positions and burrow all the way into the middle of it for a tiny morself of food.

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    I think my tank is laking in the water movment i have one fluvel 304 and it dosent make much movment maybe if i stuck some bubbles right under the wood.. i also have 4 ottos in my tank and they dont seem to like the wood.. lol

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