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I got about a baseball size chunk of flame moss that I have no room for in my tank right now and was wondering if there is a good way to store it out of the tank and keep it healthy?
 

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Sunlight in a window or light next to the tank?

I plan on keeping it out of the tank for many months
 

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light near a tank I would think. worst comes to worst, could you not keep it in a ball somewhere in the corner of the tank? I've done that before too. I stuck mine in the corner of the tank, but the UGF stack and where I keep my heater. I think I still have some there.
 

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I have a couple different mosses in a 1 quart tupperware sitting on a windowsill. They are doing fine.

If you are worried about nutrients, put 1/2" to 1" of yard soil in the jar, swirl around, let it settle for a couple minutes, pour off the cloudy water/clay mix, refill with fresh water, and your good to go. (You don't have to pour off the clay/cloudy water, only if you are impatient to have all the soil settle and have clear water.) No soil cap/gravel needed if you don't plan on messing with this often and stirring things up.

-Dave
 
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