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  1. #1

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    I'm cycling a new 10g tank to eventually be home to dwarf shrimp. I got some Java Moss from my LFS today, just a few sprigs. I put some gravel in a 4 ounce plastic cup from my seasoned 20g tank and placed the Java Moss in the cup. Will the Java Moss grow out of the cup? I have two 20watt bulbs in the hood for light. The light is on for 12 hours per day. My though is that the cup will contain the Java Moss. But my question is will the moss grow ok inside the cup? Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Taurus; 10-21-2008 at 12:35 AM.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    The moss will grow just fine in the cup and, given propper nutrition, can stand a longer photoperiod than 12 hours which will make it grow faster. Why don't you just plop the stuff in your tank though while it's cycling? Adding the moss won't hurt it.

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    Yeah, I agree with Oz. The moss will grow fine in the cup... and with time it will completely outgrow it! Do not worry...
    By Alfredo Franco-Cea
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    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, WindelÝv's Fern

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    Quote Originally Posted by W_Oz
    The moss will grow just fine in the cup and, given propper nutrition, can stand a longer photoperiod than 12 hours which will make it grow faster. Why don't you just plop the stuff in your tank though while it's cycling? Adding the moss won't hurt it.
    I'm hoping the cup will help contain the moss from taking over my tank. Oh..lol..the cup is inside the tank with the moss sitting in it.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfcea
    Yeah, I agree with Oz. The moss will grow fine in the cup... and with time it will completely outgrow it! Do not worry...
    Cool!! Thanks!
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by W_Oz
    The moss will grow just fine in the cup and, given propper nutrition, can stand a longer photoperiod than 12 hours which will make it grow faster. Why don't you just plop the stuff in your tank though while it's cycling? Adding the moss won't hurt it.
    Proper nutrition? Does it need to be fertalized? I'm a plant newbie.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    No it doesn't. My 10g is filled almost all the way with java moss and I only have 20 watts of light without any fertilizers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus
    Proper nutrition? Does it need to be fertalized? I'm a plant newbie.
    I merely meant that if you do give it fertilizers and it's the only thing in your tank, plant or animal, you can give it nearly 24/7 lighting and it will grow quite quickly. You don't need to use ferts with Java Moss, the stuff's about as tough as nails and twice as hard to kill.

    If you're worried about it taking over, invest in a small pair of quality pruning shears and trim it back to keep it looking nice and prevent it from running rampant in your tank.

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    It will grow well in just about any condition. Then you can share it with fellow fish-keepers!
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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    that stuff is almost indesctructable....

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