Mini-update: emersed java moss

This won’t be a long post, but I wanted to do a little follow-up on my emersed java moss experiment.

The container that had dechlorinated tapwater died off a few weeks ago, but the container that includes tank water is going strong!

Emersed Java Moss after several weeks

original photo

original photo

The water has a little algae — both spot algae and greenwater — growing in it , but the moss is gradually getting bushier and bushier… as you can see in the original photo of the experiment.  I think I’m going to start moss rocks this way from now on, because it’s not necessary to use unsightly thread to hold the moss in place, and I don’t have to worry about water currents or fish knocking the moss off the rocks before it’s well-established.