How long untill I replace moss?

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How long untill I replace moss?

Post by bbcraft22 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:04 pm

I had just made a moss pit and I want to know how much days it could stand before i need to replace it.
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Re: How long untill I replace moss?

Post by Rawrgeous » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:00 am

I keep mine for months. I just clean it with dechlored water and throw any yucky bits out. If it starts to look sad or uber yucky I toss it.

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Re: How long untill I replace moss?

Post by Hollym2247 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:16 am

Yep. Just rinse it and reuse it. I have a ton of moss. They love it.


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Re: How long untill I replace moss?

Post by mool » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:18 am

I rinse and reuse for months or until it starts getting slimy. Then I replace.

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Re: How long untill I replace moss?

Post by MrTeacherDude » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:12 am

I've used mine for quite some time. Probably 2-3 months already and I don't see any signs of it breaking down...like people have said before, clean out the nasty bits and keep it rinsed with dechlorinated water and it should last a LONG time.

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Re: How long untill I replace moss?

Post by isadoraisacat » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:15 pm

I just rise mine with primed water strain it out in a strainer squeeze out acessnwater and put it back in the Tupperware and back in the tank

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Re: How long untill I replace moss?

Post by Kermie16 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:04 pm

When you rinse the moss in dechlor water, do you mean you take out the moss, dip it in some dechlor water, squeeze it out then put back in? I just mist with dechlor water - do I need to start taking it out and giving it a wash?

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Re: How long untill I replace moss?

Post by Rawrgeous » Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:24 am

I take it out to wash it like once a month, more if it looks super gross, but mine aren't huge on the moss. They hide in it on occasion but it's not their favorite place to hide, so I don't really have to clean it much.

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Re: How long untill I replace moss?

Post by Kermie16 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:32 pm

Good to know! My Isopods like to hang out in the moss. Not sure how I can go about taking out the moss - guess I would have to pluck them off ? Lol!

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Re: How long untill I replace moss?

Post by isadoraisacat » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:09 pm

Kermie16 wrote:When you rinse the moss in dechlor water, do you mean you take out the moss, dip it in some dechlor water, squeeze it out then put back in? I just mist with dechlor water - do I need to start taking it out and giving it a wash?
I take mine out of the moss pit pour dechlor water over it and squeeze out the excess water just to rise off sand and dirt than place back into the tupper ware container and back into the tank.

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