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Old 11-26-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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what is this moss?


bought some java moss awhile back while doing a dry start.. started spreading great and then this started sprouting in - very thin and feather like. I really love the look of it just wondering what it is

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Old 11-26-2012, 10:24 PM   #2
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I believe that is actually a type of algae, it could be green thread or a form of clado from the looks of it.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:28 PM   #3
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I believe that is actually a type of algae, it could be green thread or a form of clado from the looks of it.
is this a good thing or bad thing? this is as long at it gets
I goggled clado algae and it does not look like this.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:31 PM   #4
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The long strands extending are moss but the thick stuff on top is algae like fishcraze said.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:45 PM   #5
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I'll see if I can get a better shot
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:54 PM   #6
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Christmas Moss?
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:55 PM   #7
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here is a little better shop i think


the (aglae?) only growns about 1/2" long and in clumps. For now its only on the rocks mixed in with the java moss
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:04 AM   #8
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Thanks fishcrazee. After doing some more research I have concluded it is
Clado or Cladophora aegagropila. I think this it the plant moss balls are made of.
Wondering how it got into my tank?
Also Is this good or bad to have in your tank like this.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:34 AM   #9
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It's marimo ball type clado. If you like it, keep it. I have a marimo ball in my nano and a small tuft has slowly started to grow on my hard scape. I am keeping it.


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Clado is not a good thing, it can choke out your plants and create a mess for you if it decides to spread. You can treat it with h2o2 or excel
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I do agree with texascichlid, however I heavily doubt that is the same Clado as in marimo balls
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Will the h2o2 hurt my shrimp?
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:45 AM   #13
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I do agree with texascichlid, however I heavily doubt that is the same Clado as in marimo balls
If its growing extraordinarily slow, it very well may be. If its spreading on a daily, or even weekly basis, it is not.


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Old 11-30-2012, 09:44 AM   #14
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It took about 6months to cover these rock.
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