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Re: JAVA MOSS
Barry Cooper wrote:
> Hi Jeremy,
> It occurs to me that as a Fisher rep you might be able to help me get hold
> of a couple of long neck flasks such as conical flask, say 500 ml capacity.
> I would like to try the flask method of harvesting vinegar eels, where you
> plug the neck of the flask with filter floss, then top up with water, into
> which the eels will migrate.
Long-neck salad-dressing bottles work almost as well and are about $15
> Also, if you have any Java moss to spare, I'd like to try it again. The
> batch I got from you before did not do well. I'm not sure why, whether
> light or the fact that my water has salt in it.
I doubt if it is the salt. I keep Java moss in brackish tanks at a SG up to
1.015, and it lives. It just does not thrive. It is supposedly an estuarine
plant with a lot of solt tolerances in some parts of its native range.
[Likewise, but a bit less so with Java fern.]
It does like some hardness in the water, so you might add a bit of Epsom
salt for that, if your local water is dead soft. Ca would probably be even
better. Growth rate, but not health, seems light dependent, tho. Lots of
light and food and it grows fast. Dim shoebox and it stays static but richly
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntley1 at home_com
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