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Old 11-25-2012, 11:35 AM   #1 
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Exclamation Putting moss I found on the ground outside?

Today, I put moss that can be found at the side of house from the ground onto the 5 gallon aquarium with my Betta Fish in it. I rinsed it before putting in the tank.

Is the moss safe even if it comes from my backyard? Is it dangerous?
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:56 AM   #2 
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It most likely will rot and die underwater long term....

Generally things around the house-like rocks, wood, Oak leaves and dirt are safe to use-provided that they haven't been exposed to harmful chemicals-pesticides, ferts...etc.....You can't just wash most of these things off and its better to be safe than sorry later.....

Can you post a pic....
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:37 PM   #3 
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It's probably not dangerous, but it's also not aquatic if you found it growing in your backyard (unless your backyard is actually a swamp! ). As OFL said, it will rot and foul up your water eventually. You should take it out.

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