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Need some mossy advice

So I had to call it quits on my weeping moss tree idea. My tree's branches were breaking off in my tank and the weeping moss was becoming infected with algae, so I stripped the moss and dried out the tree again.

Unfortunately now I have this weeping moss that has what I think is either hair algae or cladophora algae, and I want to cure it. Is there anything I can do short of throwing it away? I was wondering if growing it emersed for a while will kill off the algae. Can you even grow weeping moss emersed? I don't know.

Suggestions? Please, I'm desperate!!

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Have you considered dosing with excel?
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I have fissidens in my tank, I can't dose excel. But I supposed I could take the weeping out and dose it separately.

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cladophora algae is caused by high light on the moss. Pull them out as much a you can.
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A bleach dip ought to set the algae back, but I'm not sure if the moss is a soft-tissued plant, like cryptocorynes (I think). If so, don't do it.

Algae can't grow emersed, unless you've got it too wet, but weeping moss can.

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