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Old 05-12-2011, 04:10 PM   #1 
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A few ?'s about java moss

I wasn't planning on doing planted tank,but I was wondering if java moss is easy to care for. I have never had live plants in a fish tank before,so if it's not extremely (I mean Eeeeeeaaaasssssyyyyy) then I won't get it. The biggest reason is I'm getting cherry shrimp and I've heard they do great with it. Thx for any help
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:16 PM   #2 
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I wasn't planning on doing planted tank,but I was wondering if java moss is easy to care for. I have never had live plants in a fish tank before,so if it's not extremely (I mean Eeeeeeaaaasssssyyyyy) then I won't get it. The biggest reason is I'm getting cherry shrimp and I've heard they do great with it. Thx for any help
There a few diff. types of Moss.It grow well on almost anything.Rocks ,wood etc.I'm new at this but have reading up on plants.It's grows in hight or low light.Diana S
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:16 PM   #3 
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Java moss is a very easy plant to keep.....attach to something or let it cover the substrate- it will attach itself or you can use cotton thread...low light-usually the regular tank light will work fine and the waste from the fish and shrimp and any food uneaten are enough to feed it too...its a great plant to have when you have shrimp...this is a favorite plant for both the adults and shrimpletts to hide and feed in.......
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:22 PM   #4 
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Also would I have to cycle the tank to have it? If so that's fine. Jus' askin'.
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You don't have to cycle the tank first to keep plants....
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:32 PM   #6 
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Oh ok thank you.
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:58 PM   #7 
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I would wash it VEERY WELL. java moss is known for snail infestations! I go lucky, or it could be the fact I washed it atleast 20 times...
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You might want to cycle before you get shrimp though. They are somewhat sensitive lil creatures..lol
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:45 PM   #9 
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You might want to cycle before you get shrimp though. They are somewhat sensitive lil creatures..lol
Yep. The java moss would be easier to care for than the shrimp. shrimp MUST be in an established and cycled tank.
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:04 PM   #10 
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I have java moss in all of my tanks. It's quite attractive and low maintenance, but I would attach it to something. It traps lots of filth if you use it as a carpet (faux grass) like I used to. Also works well in any light, I have them in moderate to bright light.
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