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How to make java moss lush and green

I've never really had any good experiences with java moss
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Mine right now is attached to a rock and is somewhat shaded by plants overhead. It looks really green. I also dose fertilizers for the plants when I do a water change.

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Mine right now is attached to a rock and is somewhat shaded by plants overhead. It looks really green. I also dose fertilizers for the plants when I do a water change.
What kind of fertilizers?
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I don't use fertilizers, CO2, special lights etc.
Just give it some time and it should be OK.

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I find that once java moss has attached itself to something and settled down, it will start growing very quickly if you at least medium lighting. Pretty easy plant!

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Because I have a lot of java fern and anubias along with the moss in my 5 gallon, I use 6 drops of Seachem Flourish Excel when I do waterchanges.

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I heard excel will burn the moss
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I heard excel will burn the moss
+1 I heard the same thing.

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I grew java, christmas, peacock, flame, and fissidens with excel supplementation and all except the fissidens grew quickly. The excel dose was on the low side though.
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My moss looks great and keeps growing.

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I never had great results with Java Moss in my low light. It didn't die, but grew slow and "loose" (not like the nice dense growth I see in many a picturesque tank). Florish Excel didn't seem to make a difference either way.

I'll be starting a new medium light/no CO2 setup and will give moss another try.
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my riccia grows super fast but my java moss is like a sitting vegetable
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my riccia grows super fast but my java moss is like a sitting vegetable
Thats the same thing my java did, but it grew fast at first, then just stopped do they need co2 to thrive? i eventually ended up takin it out is kinda messy to.
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