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Black slime in emersed moss

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Hey all

Have a Misokusa mist wall which is totally awesome, but after about 4 months of running, I'm getting some black slimy stuff in the moss itself. Is there anything I can do/use to kill the slime without also killing the moss?

Has anyone else had this in emersed moss?
 

Wookii

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Hey all

Have a Misokusa mist wall which is totally awesome, but after about 4 months of running, I'm getting some black slimy stuff in the moss itself. Is there anything I can do/use to kill the slime without also killing the moss?

Has anyone else had this in emersed moss?

Hard to tell without a picture but could be mould. Do you add springtails?
 

LondonAquascaper

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I'll get a pic tomoz. I've not added springtails but will order some tomorrow as a friend also recommended them
 

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Hi all,
Hey all

Have a Misokusa mist wall which is totally awesome, but after about 4 months of running, I'm getting some black slimy stuff in the moss itself. Is there anything I can do/use to kill the slime without also killing the moss?

Has anyone else had this in emersed moss?
It might be Cyanobacteria, <"like Nostoc commune">. I'm not sure about treating it without damaging the moss.
Hard to tell without a picture but could be mould. Do you add springtails?
Springtails might help.

Cheers Darrel
 
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LondonAquascaper

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Hi all,

It might be Cyanobacteria, <"like Nostoc commune">. I'm not sure about treating it without damaging the moss.

Springtails might help.

Cheers Darrel
Well according to that link nostoc commune can be eaten as part of a salad so at least I won't go hungry!

I've added a few springtails!
 
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