Moss - Mold? - Wet Environ

rwknopeMay 12, 2007

I recently bought "Rainforst Moss" from black jungle, put it down on moist "dendro bedding - Coco Bedding" and it seems to be doing alright, but I have noticed that a piece of Ghostwood that I have near it is starting to get a pale green (Mold?) maybe? Or is this how moss starts to spread? Do I need better ventilation or air circulation?

I am very new to this and this is making me a bit nervous. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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A little background info. I have an exoterra 18 x 18 x 24. 1/2 ground cover 1/2 water. I have a Terra Lite base substrate for the land which rises 1 inch above the waterline. Gravel put down in the water area, a reptiflo 200 pump in the water. Nothing circulating the air such as a fan and so on. The moss covers 90% of the ground area leading up to the ghostwood, which acts as a border for the shoreline.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2007 at 10:51AM
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dirtmonkey(z8 OR)

Sounds like algae or possibly early stages of moss, they look similar. Even actual molds and fungi on wood (white, gray, other colors than green) are normal in a new tarrarium though- sometimes little mushrooms will pop up. It's a usual part of getting everything in balance. It almost always all clears up on its own, after a few weeks to a couple months.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2007 at 11:17PM
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I'm glad to hear that! I appear to be starting mushroom farming myself, and am not especially happy about it. One tank is new (made late May), but the other one is one year old.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2007 at 6:23PM
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