Mini Christmas moss trim

Raws69

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Hi

given my tree a trim as has a few bits of stag horn algae, just wondering rather than throw the moss away can it be treated outside of the tank?
 

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dcurzon

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Could probably give it a good dose of excel. Stick it in a jar and try :)
Or stick it in several jars and try one with excel (or other glut product) and one without and see what happens
Staghorn will turn red when it dies off, and then shrimp will munch on it
 
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Don’t have jars or containers, but a few food bags. Will give it a go anyway. Cheers
 

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Hi all,
Glute, if added neat or in a strong concentration, will kill moss in my experience.
Same for me, mosses don't have the cuticle layer that higher plants have, so are much more <"prone to damage by biocides">. This is also probably the reason why Vallisneria can be damaged, it is an <"obligate aquatic"> (a hydrophyte) and doesn't have a cuticle with stomata in it, but has a permeable epidermis, through which gases and nutrients diffuse.

cheers Darrel
 

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Hydrogen peroxide 3% will clear off algae and way safer than glute. Can do it in the tank even depending on inhabitants.
 

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It often warned of the negative effect of oft referred as liquid carbon on vallis egeria and mosses a few years ago
 

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