Moss troubles...

misscaretaker

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Hi, I am having trouble with getting my mosses (weeping & java) to root. I seem to recall reading somewhere on here (or did I dream it? :lol: ) that mosses aren't all that keen on very hard water. It is tied to lava rock so it shouldn't be to difficult but after 2 months it's still constantly floating to the surface and bunging up the filter intake :rolleyes: . Itook one of the smaller rocks out last weekend to see what had actually attached and it was one lonely strand! Am I just being impatient?
 

aaronnorth

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i am not sure wether it is weeping moss or willow but 1 of the 2 doesnt root.

as for the java it should have strated to root by now, when you tied it down, was it tightly secured against the surface or loose?
 

Ed Seeley

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Weeping moss does attach to hardscape. However there are a range that either don't or take very long to do so. For me Spiky Moss never attaches to wood or rocks.
 

misscaretaker

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Thanks, I had a lookat the weeping moss in the 60l (no co2 yet) tank and it has just started to root. The Java moss in the other tank hasn't so I retied it, just impatient I guess :rolleyes: ;)
 

Egmel

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I think it roots more quickly onto wood than it does onto rocks. My Java took forever to get a hold on some slate and in the end I took it off and put it on some wood, it seems to be rooting more happily on that. I think only one or 2 strands rooted on to the slate in the end, and that was after several months.
 
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