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    The picture above looks slightly similar from what I can tell. It's hard to tell from the pic...these plants for me are still quite tiny. Actually, they also seem to be sprouting in pots that don't have a heavy buildup of algae. I do you a peat/sphagnum mix, that might be it.
    Thanks for all your insights, it's appreciated! I won't remove them for now as long as they don't cause any problems for my plants. Depending on what size they grow to, I may remove them later on. I don't want them overtaking my babies! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Quote (carniverous newbie @ Dec. 21 2002,10:37)
    The picture above looks slightly similar from what I can tell. It's hard to tell from the pic...these plants for me are still quite tiny. Actually, they also seem to be sprouting in pots that don't have a heavy buildup of algae. I do you a peat/sphagnum mix, that might be it.
    Thanks for all your insights, it's appreciated! I won't remove them for now as long as they don't cause any problems for my plants. Depending on what size they grow to, I may remove them later on. I don't want them overtaking my babies! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img][/QUOTE]
    That sounds like you got yourself some free live sphagnum! It won't be algea because algea isn't a plant and very very few forms have anything remotly similar to leaves or stems. If you are curious though, pluck one out and feel it. If it is sort of rough or plant like feeling thats the moss. If it is sicky slimmy or slipry you have some sort of preplant life (no nessesarly true algea but some other odd group). I'm guess that it is sphagum though because that stuff creates chemicals to kill off algea befor growing [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Consitter yourself lucky if it is sphagnum. It's easy to propigate more, but starting stuff is gigantically overpriced usually. I grew all of mine from a single sprig that poped up in my VFT's plant only a month after I had had it.
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    Quote (Khai @ Dec. 20 2002,11:01)
    You know Liverworts are a possibility. Dark green, slimy, and fillied with holes. Looks a lot like moss.I really dont know much about them.
    Ive had these form massive colonies under benches in GHs before.

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    oh, Duh, THATS what those stupid little gritty things living with my baby sundews are. How did I not relise that befor now, lol [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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    Arent they crazy looking Darcie?
    They kind of remind of sponges.

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