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Old 03-09-2021, 09:48 AM   #1
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Is this moss or algae?

So I inherited a tank full of what the guy claimed was moss a few days ago, and I picked out as much of the Christmas/Java/flame moss as I could. But now Iím left with this fine, dense green stuff. I assume itís algae, but wondered if it might be a type of moss that Iím not familiar with, due to how massive it is. Į\_(ツ)_/Į

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Old 03-09-2021, 09:49 AM   #2
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Wow. Looks like an old turtle pond, haha! As thick as it is, I'd guess mostly moss. But prob a fair amount of both in there
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Looks like moss covered in algae
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Old 03-09-2021, 10:37 AM   #4
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Looks like moss covered in algae
That's what I thought too, but since I don't have pretty planted tanks like you, I wasn't really sure, lol
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Looks like moss covered in algae


Kind of what I thought, but good to know Iím not alone in my estimation.

It was someoneís guppy tank that sprung a leak. Definitely had algae in it, but I wasnít sure if this was maybe some sort of fine/dense moss. It has the consistency of marina balls though, which are algae, so.. 🤷🏻*♂️
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Kind of what I thought, but good to know Iím not alone in my estimation.

It was someoneís guppy tank that sprung a leak. Definitely had algae in it, but I wasnít sure if this was maybe some sort of fine/dense moss. It has the consistency of marina balls though, which are algae, so.. *
Haha! Could they even see the guppies?
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Kind of what I thought, but good to know Iím not alone in my estimation.

It was someoneís guppy tank that sprung a leak. Definitely had algae in it, but I wasnít sure if this was maybe some sort of fine/dense moss. It has the consistency of marina balls though, which are algae, so.. *
Are you gonna fix it?
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Are you gonna fix it?


Definitely meant to say Marimo, not Marino.

Iíll eventually reseal and resell the tank they came in, if thatís what you mean, yes. The fish that came with it joined my guppy collection.
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Haha! Could they even see the guppies?


Oh, and no, I couldnít see anything in the water because there was a lot of tank dirt mixed into the water, due to the emergency nature of the rehoming.
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Definitely meant to say Marimo, not Marino.

Iíll eventually reseal and resell the tank they came in, if thatís what you mean, yes. The fish that came with it joined my guppy collection.
Oh cool, good idea. I watched some tutorials on line on resealing. Have done several now, pretty easy and cheap. I just use Ge silicone 1. Most of my aquariums we bought used for cheap since they were older. 1 had turtles, 1 had baby ducks, 1 had a bearded dragon, and a couple were leaking. I bought a 150g acrylic, delivered, on CL for $300 once. With fish, sump, decor and current usa 48" light. It took quite a bit of cleaning too
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Oh cool, good idea. I watched some tutorials on line on resealing. Have done several now, pretty easy and cheap. I just use Ge silicone 1. Most of my aquariums we bought used for cheap since they were older. 1 had turtles, 1 had baby ducks, 1 had a bearded dragon, and a couple were leaking. I bought a 150g acrylic, delivered, on CL for $300 once. With fish, sump, decor and current usa 48" light. It took quite a bit of cleaning too


Yeah, buying, fixing and reselling is what pays for my hobby, since the wife doesnít want me to spend any money on it.
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Haha! That's a good way to pay for your essentials tho
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