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Old 06-16-2012, 11:45 AM   #1
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Java moss and java moss balls

What is the difference? Do the moss balls spread throughout the aquarium? Are they the same thing?
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Moss balls are a form of algae. Java moss is an actual moss. Moss balls will spread through out your tank if you break them apart but I don't think it's desired. Moss balls are a form of hair algae I believe. Java moss will spread out but it gets crazy.
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Java moss is often sold in golfball sized portions, so it may actually be a moss, but "Moss Balls", the fuzzy little balls you usually see labeled as such, are a species of cladophora algae and not actually a ball at all.
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