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    Mosses and Lichens! Oh My!

    A small sample of my "how do I not grow this stuff?" problem.
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    Awesome Begonia and awesome moss
    I think i got that stuff in your orchid pot in my inermis pot aswell.
    Until now i though they were fern prothalli.
    my growlist: http://terraforums.com/forums/showth...306#post976306
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    Nice. I love mosses. Unfortunately too much of it can actually harm the plant. Do u try removing it from time to time? You can also use a inch layer of orchid bark, perlite or sand to prevent moss growing.

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    First of all you should rip it off and send it to me and then just keep doing that forever til I say to stop!

    Warmer temps seems to keep moss from growing well.When my tanks are cooler in spring summer and fall with the windows open or the AC on 24/7 the moss grows much better than it does now in the winter when the temps are warmer having the house all closed up.

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    I've started just removing the ones that do the most harm, the low growing liches and some algae I'm leaving alone since they create a barrier to the "bad" ones.

    The 2nd through 4th photo's the mess is growing on top of orchid bark/charcoal/perlite.

    @swords...don't temp me!

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    Sure looks good though, great pics. I seem to battle some type of moss that grows into thick mats that repels water and I'm guessing inhibits gas exchange into the media below. I pull it up but it takes an inch of media with it. Pain in the butt.

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    can you pull them up one strand at a time? that usually works in my nep seedling trays.
    my growlist: http://terraforums.com/forums/showth...306#post976306
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    Looks absolutely beautiful! I say just trim down and let them stay :-)

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