Java Moss is a plant that is super hard to kill. It can handle the abuse of a rookie or can thrive in the tank of a professional. Its so hardy that you can keep it out of the water for a good long time and not worry about it dying. It's actually a moss, so not to worry, it can handle no water.Java moss works great in both the low tech and high tech tank. I would even go as far as to say that it is better to be kept in a low tech tank over a high tech. I put Java Moss in my high tech tank once and I could never get it out. Let that be a warning to you. Once you put it in your tank, you might have a hard time getting it out of your tank.