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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-15-2015, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Emersed Setup Cover Crop

Several of us with emersed systems use a cover crop around crypts and the like to keep algae at bay. I've used Java Moss and Monte Carlo, and found MC works better and looks better.

Anyone else have favorites? different methods for combating emersed algae and mold?


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I get algae on my Anubias roots and sometime rhizome. I scrub it off with a toothbrush before I put the plants in my aquarium. I have over 90% humidity and I never had a problem with mold but I'm not using soil. I grow my plants in Flourite. Mold just goes away once the plant is submerged? I wouldn't be too worried about it unless it was suffocating the plants. Algae should also go away if its at the base of plant and planted under the substrate in the aquarium. I've read some people use sphagnum moss that it repels mold and fungus. They put it on the surface of the grow medium.
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I use weeping moss for most of my pots, ive also used xmas moss, both grow very well in emersed setups.
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Man i feel like The Java and Peacock i've used tend to grow upwards instead of outwards, leaving space for mold and algae. that weeping moss looks nice and flat.


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Yep, it grows nice and thick too, you actually have to trim it down.
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