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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Java moss brown

So after 3 days black out my java moss turn brown,can it become 'green' again ?please help
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 10:33 AM
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It's possible that it could come back but it would probably take a long time. I don't think a 3 day black out could have done the moss in on it's own though. I've had moss in blackout conditions for a couple weeks before and it was still green. What else is going on in your tank? If you're doing a blackout, you must have an algae issue. My guess is that the algae is overtaking the moss or out competing it for nutrients and that you should probably scrap it and get your water parameters and fertilizing in check and try again.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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tks for quick reply^^,my friend gave me a clump of java moss that had some thread algae on it so i put it in a black box and black it out(too buzy)and it turn brown after 3 days,the good new is the algae disappeared but now the moss turn brown
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 07:54 AM
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The moss will grow back. Just make sure they get enough light and clean water.
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