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10-20-2012 03:05 AM
acitydweller The next time, I'd add a drop of micro ferts into the container on the windowsill. That could help jumpstart growth.
10-18-2012 05:48 AM
babydragons Haha yea that might been my fault. Sorry for the confusion!
10-17-2012 08:25 PM
AVN Oh, I didn't notice that. Someone bumped it up, you replied in context, so I assumed it was a new thread, didn't look at the post dates.
10-17-2012 07:58 PM
babydragons I do want to point out that this was originally posted back in may. I don't know how or why it suddenly resurfaced. But i was still really new to plants then. I had maybe 2 in my 15 gallon. It was my first moss ever. I don't know if i didn't have enough experience or if maybe I didn't do it right. But i had put the moss in a tuperware on my windowsill with an airstone. I waited a month and a half and it never really came back. It didn't get any bigger. It didnt get any browner. But it was never yellow. So after that long i just gave up. Next time though I will try harder
10-17-2012 05:05 PM
AVN Although you already threw it out... let me remind you that mosses are very resilient compared to other plants. You can probably still salvage it from the trash if it's yellow, so long as there is still green on it, it will recover over time.

I encountered the same problem you did months ago, I ordered 9 7x7 Flame moss pads from a seller in China, he had good reviews though and an amazing DOA guarantee, on top of free shipping it was a steal!

Anyways, 4 of the 9 pads came in withered, as they were stuck up in the customs office for an unnecessarily long time. They had withered from the bottom up, turning a yellow color, but they were definitely still alive if not just dried out. 1 of those 4 pads was 85% yellow and parts of it had turned brown.

I didn't throw ANY of it out, instead I plucked out bunches of it from the mesh and planted it in a loose carpet in the substrate of a 10g. Needless to say, with vigilant trimming and the right environment the moss rebounded very quickly, all the yellow had recovered and all the brown parts I snipped off regrew.

After 3 total weeks from the time of delivery my flame moss had carpeted the entire length of my 10g and began growing bushes upward toward the light.

It is a slow grower, but that is relative to the rate of faster growing mosses. This moss still grows like a freaking weed!

Note, I do not dose any ferts or run Co2 in this 10g, it sits outside with a heater, filter, and a dual 6500k fixture that I turn on after direct sunlight stops hitting the tank. Light time is 10-12 hours.
10-17-2012 03:27 PM
babydragons There was no helping the moss I had gotten from this guy. Maybe if i had co2 it would have worked better. I just threw it out and bought some from a guy on here. And it came much better
10-17-2012 01:46 PM
D-raw Same thing happened to me, I never want to buy from ebay again
10-16-2012 06:04 AM
boolz The same happened to me, I had a few flame mosses shipped and they looked all brown and tiny, nothing like the ones you see in pictures. Three weeks under strong light with good filtration, cool water, and co2 did the trick. They now look great! I attach them to rocks with moss cotton and use them as background. They grow upwards nice and bushy.
05-16-2012 04:27 AM
gordonrichards Seller was from Asia perhaps?

05-16-2012 04:24 AM
150EH All mosses are very resilient but do like cool water with CO2 and tons of light if you can provide it, after you wash it, trim it, and get light to the green areas it should start to turn around. You can also take a portion of it and chop it finely and then rub it onto the rock/wood you like and then place in a covered tank with a half inch of water, like a dry start tank, after 10 days you will have moss growing on the item, it will still require light in this covered tank, research the dry start method/DSM.
05-16-2012 03:58 AM
babydragons I'm definitely going to look into the breeder box idea. Really want this stuff to come back
05-15-2012 03:51 PM
wastedtime Flame moss is a slow grower under low light conditions, If you have a tank with Co2 i would suggest you put in in there, It will bounce back faster. Also moss are resilient they dont die off easily.

You can always put it in a breeder box and hang it inside your tank.
05-15-2012 02:56 PM
acitydweller bear in mind, the brown stuff isnt necessarily dead so go too trim happy

The dead stuff looks like black string.
05-15-2012 08:45 AM
al4n put it in the tank it will be fine..
05-15-2012 06:21 AM
mfurufuru Also moss usually like cooler temp so besure the sun isnt heating the moss up too much.
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