I was looking at this page here and it somewhat comes across as if Java moss can get out of control. I wouldn't want the stuff clogging up my filter, or growing out of the darned tank! How easily do bits get all over and start growing?
I've had some in my 3g tank for almost 2 months. It hasn't colonized the filter or the substrate yet. I wrapped a small clump's worth around the rocks when I first got it, and I've only had to take some out once. I wrapped some around driftwood in my other tank a few weeks ago, and it just started looking bushy. It hasn't grown terribly fast in my tanks. I have high light, if it makes a difference.
The stuff is pretty easy to control. The pieces sink pretty quickly, so you can just clump them together a bit and set them down somewhere.
I'm not sure how it would grow out of the tank, since it dries out if it's left dry for too long...maybe if it was touching the water somehow?
With low light and no Co2, Java Moss will grow very slowly. However, I dosed excel and had medium lighting in my 3 gallon and the golfball I started with, tripled in size within less than a month...your call
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