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Thread: Live LFS as a Top Layer

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    I never had fungus on LFS before....didn't even know it was possible.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Something else to be noted, there are countless different species of moss.

    The moss that I collect from my area is clearly a temperate growing moss. So, when it grows in my tropical tank it does not grow uniform and perfect like what you are looking for.

    It could be a matter of getting all the variables that have been discussed right, as well as having a moss which thrives in tropical conditions year round.
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    Afaik lfs takes up anything in the water.
    So if the water is full of nitrates, the lfs will get full of nitrates eventually.
    And thats what the fungus is feeding on imho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exo View Post
    Your humidity is probably too low to gow LFS at a top dressing. To grow LFS in a non humid environment, it needs to be kept waterlogged.....and you can't do that with a nep in the pot.
    I'd agree. I've found I cannot keep LFS in good shape no matter what I do, unless I keep the humidity high. I used to keep a live LFS top dressing in all my nep and heli pots, but the nep roots all grew into the layer. In addition, it was a royal pain to spray the LFS down in each and every pot each and every day to keep it doing well. So I scrapped it. It looked great but was too much hassle. But as a side effect, many of my neps went into bad shock! I couldn't avoid breaking many roots, and they missed having that nice wet sponge around their base.

    This is when it looked good. My neps never looked better either. They thrive in high humidity. I kept the humidity 80+% with daily spraydowns to get it to this point. I don't have the time for that upkeep anymore. My neps don't look this well anymore either. It's taking them a long, long time to adjust to no more daily sprayings and lower humidity, down to 55% in the days now.

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    Totally agree nightsky. Thats what happened to my neps too. They have been under recovery for exactly an year now.

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