01-23-2006, 07:41 AM
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When I first stuck Java Moss into my tank, nearly the half of 1 cup of moss turned brown. After about three weeks, I realized that these brown strands were not going to turn back to green, so I pruned back the dead parts. As soon as I did that, the moss kicked in to high gear and sprouted new strands and looked very healthy.
I would cut back the brown parts. As long as you have some green strands left over, the moss will grow back quickly. My moss is under about 2.5 wpg with DIY co2 and some ferts when I remember them.
65w over a 29 gallon shouldn't be too much for the moss. Depending on the conditions where you're moss originated from, the moss could just be experiencing an adjustment shock. Adding co2, and ferts only helps plants including java. So if you can, supplement your tank with nutrients.