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    I have a 2 gallon plastic tank that I have on my computer desk which for the last few months has only had some Java moss in it. The sun hits this tank during a few hours of day light and I'm surprised that algae isn't an issue.
    My question is; the Java moss is growing but not at the rate I expected. I put it in there when it was about the size of an orange and after a few months it's about the size of a softball. Would adding Excell encourage growth or would the algae just get out of hand?
    This java moss will be going into my cherry shrimp tank tied to the slate I have in it.
    How can you get Java moss to really explode?
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    Java moss is not a very fast growing plant, the addition of Excel and nutrients such as Flourish will help growth. Do you have an additional light source other than just sunlight?
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    Java moss, i find it grows fairly quickly with no ferts etc added



    6 weeks later, and it had been trimmed in that time

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    The above tank is medium light

    This one is VERY low light (gets a bit of morning sun)


    4 weeks and a few days later


    Again no fertz or anything added
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    maybe it's what you have your moss growing on, is it attached to a rock or driftwood? or nothing?

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    The 1st tank it was not attached to anything

    2nd tank is is attached to driftwood and rocks
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