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Old 06-26-2019, 03:48 PM
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I've got an issue with my dart frog viv that I can't seem to solve. I have a small pond feature in the center of my 75 gallon tank fed by a waterfall running down the rock background. The pond is situated below grade with a moss covered area sloping down to it on three sides. This is the area that I use for feeding. No matter what type of moss I plant there, it turns black, especially the area closest to the water. I've tried regular sheet moss, Christmas moss, Java moss and it all turns black within a few weeks.

First, I need to figure out whether the black is fungus from excess moisture on the sloping area, or if it has something to do with vitamin/calcium residue from the feeding. Second, I need to figure out what to do about it. Any insights would be appreciated.
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Old 06-26-2019, 03:58 PM
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Where I dump flies, the moss dies. Often times some fungus will grow there.

Mosses definitely don’t seem to be a fan of alkaline substrates (and water for that matter) or salts.
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Yeah try dumping your flies elsewhere. On leaf litter or a petri dish is what I do.
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Old 06-28-2019, 05:50 PM
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I will try feeding in a petri dish. However, the blackest parts of the moss are the areas closest to the water...I'm thinking the feeding might be a contributing factor, but the moisture is the main culprit. I tried replacing the moss closest to the water with monte carlo (since it's not a moss) but it didn't take. I was thinking of trying riccia there...any opinions?
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Old 06-28-2019, 06:12 PM
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I don't have much experience with riccia, but that might work. Moss isn't the biggest fan of waterlogged conditions.
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