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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-04-2015, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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Moss Jar Method

In this journal I'll be traking the progress of moss growth in a glass jar. There wat a thread about this but it was never followed up with progress or new tips. It can be found here New way to grow Java moss???

I am using just a plain old mason jar, inderect sunlight, tank water (cycled), no lid, and I will top it off with plain freshwater. The moss is Christmas moss.

Day 1(11/3/15): Filled the jar with tank water and a portion of moss and pulled it apart to allow it to spread a little easier. I placed it on a window sill that won't get pounded with sunlight.Click image for larger version

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Oh, cool.

I have a cup of weeping moss trimmed about a month ago, also on a windowsill- facing north. It hasn't done much but it is nice and green. Curious to see how these turn out.

Here's the cup of moss, 16 oz recycled drink cup. One bead of osmocote+ in the water.

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I might start some other jars with components like full sun and fertilizers
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No full sun! and it;ll grow better lots better attached to something. Not to say its not going to work for u.

Most of us are just blasting light anyways, so we'll never get it right ;/ :/ >l/


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Thanks! Maybe I'll add some driftwood to attach it to
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I started the same thing with java moss about a month ago. I dosed the water with Flourish and LeafZone and covered it with aluminum foil, poked some holes in it and set it on a shelf that gets indirect sun. I've forgotten to check on it until I just saw this!
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I started the same thing with java moss about a month ago. I dosed the water with Flourish and LeafZone and covered it with aluminum foil, poked some holes in it and set it on a shelf that gets indirect sun. I've forgotten to check on it until I just saw this!


Report back with your findings!


You mean you just covered the top opening with foil?
Or wrapped the whole jar?
What's the reason for applying foil? I could see as it keeping some evaporation in and or being a light reflector, but not sure if it was used in that way.
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I've had some good luck tying it to some plastic mesh and putting it in a jar. seems to grow better when its evenly spread, as opposed to a clump.


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Update: moved the turned the jar so it can get sun on the other side. The moss has taken on a dealer green and looks a little more lush. I want to try jars with other variables. However I'll wait for a month or two on this one.Click image for larger version

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You mean you just covered the top opening with foil?
Or wrapped the whole jar?
What's the reason for applying foil? I could see as it keeping some evaporation in and or being a light reflector, but not sure if it was used in that way.
I covered just the opening with aluminum foil to keep dust and cats out.
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Think Green House: Cover the top with Saran Wrap and add a rubber band. The results on the window sill will be better.
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You should do what the cruel LFS do and put a betta in there.
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Don't think I can do that morally.
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Just opened my two jars actually - one of subwassertang and the other java moss - and both REAKED. Choked back a few tears actually. Sub was really bad off, decided to nix it. The Java moss, though, was really good, so decided to do an open Mason jar also facing north.

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