Live Java Moss in medium sized tub.
Java moss is a very hardy plant and will grow in most water types. The ideal tank conditions include good water current, soft acid water and temperatures between 21-24°C. However, it will tolerate temperatures up to 30°C. The only thing to note here is that the growth rate will slow the warmer the water is. In cooler waters of around 24°C you’ll get faster growth, and a healthier looking plant.
Java Moss will grow in both low and high light. Low light provides a darker and lankier plant, whereas high lighting produces a denser, compact plant. But, the higher the light level the more algae will grow. You can add CO2 and fertilization to speed growth rates up, but this plant does not require them and will grow just fine without.
Java moss is compatible with almost all species of fish.
You can let your java moss grow wild, trimming only occasionally when it needs to be, or you can trim it regularly to very specific shapes. To trim you java moss, simply use a pair of scissors to keep it under control. Other than trimming, java moss doesn’t have any other specific maintenance requirements.
To ensure your moss grows as quickly as possible, put it in place and then leave it – don’t touch it or attempt to move it, just trim when necessary.