I am trying to establish a carpet of HC (dwarf baby tears) and somehow, some java moss found its way into my tank and attached itself to some wood just above my HC. Any suggestions on how to keep the moss from overthrowing the HC? I have pretty much just been picking it away with tongs piece by piece so far.

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Comment by Toan Pham on December 19, 2013 at 9:48pm

Aggressively trim the moss? Or just pull it out?

Comment by Tiger Barb on December 22, 2013 at 5:15am

Can't remove it completely, you need to either remove your piece of wood, another suggestion which is what I do is just trim it really close to the base, basically shave it often so it does not interfere or attaches to your HC

Comment by AquaNoob on December 26, 2013 at 3:02am
Thanks, friends! Unfortunately I think "aggressive trimming" May be my only option here. The wood is kind of the main support and backbone of my whole scape so pulling it out would basically mean starting over on the tank. I will just keep plucking and trimming and see how it goes...
Comment by AquaNoob on March 27, 2014 at 10:39pm

Well, I bit the bullet and decided to remove the wood. it messed up my scape quite a bit, but I was able to get it looking decent again with a little work.

I boiled the java moss and coated the parts that i couldn't boil with Flourish Excell and it killed it all off. Sweet success.

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