My Java Moss seems like its lost some color, could it be too much light? I turn the lights on when I get up (6:30am) and off before bed (10-11pm)
Yours looks much greener unless its just the pictures. Tanks looking good!
It seems like you have a pretty long period with your lights on. That may be part of the problem.
I started having some discoloration with my moss a few weeks back. I was just running co2 and lights with hope that this and the bioload of the tank would be enough to sustain the moss growth. But when I started checking my nitrate levels, I noticed that they were near zero. My moss really didn't start to establish itself until after I hooked up my pressurized co2 system, and once it did, it began depleting the tank of all the nutrients...High Lights, high co2=higher demand for nutrients.
So I picked up two more Japanese Shrimp and some SEACHEM nitrogen and added .3ml of nitrogen to the tank. Within 24 hours there was a serious difference. My nitrate levels went up 15ppm and the shrimp had really really cleaned the tank. Later on in the week, I also grabbed some SEACHEM comprehensive for micros and dosed .5ml of that and things are looking even better. I've done dry ferts before, but I was impatient and wanted to go right down the block and pick up the already mixed stuff.
If I were you, I'd check your nitrate levels and examine a dosing regime. Maybe even cut down your photoperiod significantly.
Moonlight> 8:00a - 2:00p
10W bulb> 2:00p - 1:30a (nice low light)
LEDs > 4:00p - 1:00a
Moonlight> 1:30a - 2:45a
total darkness> 2:45a - 8:00a
maximum light> 9 hours
I really only have maximum lights on over the tank from 4pm to 1am, with a max photo period of 9 hours. That may be a little excessive. All the other light tinkering I've done just for aesthetic reasons.
I'll post some new pics when I get the chance. I'm super happy with how the moss growth is panning out for me. Now I'm trying to dial in it all...slowly but surely.