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Up for auction is a 3-4 inch size of java moss.

Java moss is very popular as a foreground cover for sandy or rocky substrates, but it will grow on virtually any surface. It can be attached to rocks, driftwood, and aquarium decorations. Stunning carpets of Java moss are easily created by attaching it to plastic mesh, which can be laid on the substrate or against the side of the aquarium to create a living wall. Another use for Java Moss attached to mesh is to cover unattractive aquarium equipment.

To attach Java moss to surfaces, place a thin layer on a rock, driftwood, or decoration in the desired location, then attach the plant by wrapping fishing line or cotton thread around it.
Java moss can also be used as a floating plant to provide a spawning site for mop-spawning fish. Fish that build bubble nests, such as bettas and gouramis, also enjoy clumps of floating Java moss. Keep some floating, as well as clumps on the substrate, to provide lots of hiding places for fish.

Maintaining good water quality is the best care you can give Java moss. Periodic feedings with a liquid fertilizer will promote new growth and keep your moss healthy. Java moss on the bottom of the tank is prone to collecting debris, which can be unsightly and even damaging to the plant if large amounts build up. To clean the moss, remove it from the tank and rinse it well in water. Don't worry about being too rough with it, as Java moss is quite sturdy.

Perhaps the only common problem encountered with Java Moss is algae growth. Once algae begin growing in the moss, it is almost impossible to remove, and the entire plant has to be discarded. The best way to avoid algae growth is to avoid excessive light and keep the water clean. Elevated nitrates and phosphates, which tend to creep up when water changes aren't performed regularly, encourage algae growth.
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