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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Java moss help please?

Is it normal for a java moss to get brown if it's a new tank?
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Where in the tank is the Java moss? IME Java moss grows pretty much everywhere except once where i jammed a handful behind my filter intake tube and it browned from being compacted. Or, it can get brown by attracting alot of debris to cling to it.
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Don't throw it out. Browning of moss is normal with a drastic change, it will come back to.life if provided the right enviorment.

I cut up a bunch of moss into small pieces and it was brown, put it in a Tupperware with fresh tap water which I change daily and it all has turned green and been growing awesomely. Just make sure its getting so e proper light and fresh clean water.

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