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establishing java moss
Old 06-13-2009, 02:14 AM   #1
 
Question establishing java moss

Once you tie java moss to an item, how long does it take for it to establish itself and start growing?
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:13 PM   #2
 
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I don't know a whole lot about aquatic plants, but I remember that when I put java moss in my tank, it only took 4 days or so for some of it to attach to the gravel. So I'd guess that after a week or two, your java moss would probably be attached pretty well. However, you probably will want to wait for a more expert opinion.
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Old 06-13-2009, 10:42 PM   #3
 
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With java moss,it depends on the lighting.If you have low light,it will obviously take longer to start to grow and really attach itself to whatever it is tied to.I would say up to a couple weeks.
If your tank has medium to high light,it could attach and start to really start growing in a few days.
What size tank do you have,and what kind of lighting?
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:03 PM   #4
 
tank is a simple 10 gallon tank. 15watt life glo full spectrum 6700k bulb. 1.5wpg
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:04 PM   #5
 
and i dosed the tank with Seachem Flourish the first day, and will again in half a week.
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:17 PM   #6
 
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Dosing a lowlight tank with ferts could be a receipe for algae.I would not dose with anything but Flourish Excel myself.I would think in your tank that it would take 3 or 4 weeks for the moss to really take hold.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:46 AM   #7
 
java moss, if your only plant, needs no ferts. It will grow under low light conditions also. Just leave it alone and it will establish itself within a week or so.
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Old 06-14-2009, 07:16 PM   #8
 
I currently have other plants and have more on the way.
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:43 AM   #9
 
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i havent had much luck with java moss and it seems to take forever to grow and i have meduim lights. But thats just my experience with it :D
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