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Java Moss in a 10 gallon Lighting Question

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Anyways, I have 10 gallon in my college apartment that has been running for about 4 months now. The bulbs I have in my hood are two 13 watt/2700K/825 lumen CF soft white bulbs. I know its isn't enough lighting for most if not all plants but I recently purchased some java moss. A small portion of it is brown but it is mostly green. How will it do in my tank? I've only had it for a day so its hard to judge.

Has anybody grown java moss in similar conditions?

If it helps, I have an airstone in their along with a heater and 10g filter.

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I sounds like it will do OK. I would give it a month to acclimate to your tank before it really takes off. You will get some growth the first month, but it should do alot better in the long run. It will help you if you take a pic of it now, then compare it in a month to see your growth.

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I sounds like it will do OK. I would give it a month to acclimate to your tank before it really takes off. You will get some growth the first month, but it should do alot better in the long run. It will help you if you take a pic of it now, then compare it in a month to see your growth.
Should I upgrade my lighting soon? My hood can only handle up to 15 watts per bulb but I'm sure I can find some brighter lights.
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I wouldnt worry too much on lighting for growing moss. It likes cool temps and will do fine in low to medium light.

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Two thirteen watts is way more than enough for java moss i use a 10 watt florescent in my 10 gallon they are growing like crazy. By the way the only plants in there are mosses.
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