Planted Tank Guru
Wonderful plant for a breeder tank. Baby's can get lost in this plant. Also a great nutritional source for fry. It will collect debris from other plants and waste matter, and can get a bit dirty at times. It is a slow grower, but well worth it. Under the right light, it is a briliant green.
Great Color. Does very well on wood or rock. Mine seems to grow very quickly. Careful it deosn't plug filter intake. Still not sure how to keep mine controlled.
Java moss is tough as an old boot, even in brackish water. I have noticed that if I let it get too dense fish can get tangled in it. Generally I just remove handfulls every third month or so to keep its density down. Sometimes hair algae or other algaes get intermingled with this plant, and can be hard to clean out of it. Algaefix works really well to clean it up and doesn't hurt the java moss at all. (I have no commercial interest in Algaefix.)
Chris Oinonen Ehren
A tough little plant thats hard to kill. Looks splendid on a driftwood tie-on. Slow growing and hardy.
Tie it thinly in single layer to a desired surface for better start-off. Generally moss do well in cooler temperature, and some variety cannot stand higher temp at all. Trim once too thick to keep the lower parts growing well, healthy and bushy while the cuttings can be used to start another clump of moss.
My favorite method of attaching this moss to rocks is simple. Get a black hairnet and add a single layer of moss over the rock. Basically sew that hairnet on the rock (stiching on the bottom of the rock) and the hairnet won't float up. I've used this with all my moss and it does extremely well. Even under 1.5wpg in my 10g tank this grew decent.