Im looking to start a 40g breeder tank for blue velvets. Id like to do mostly moss in the tank and then some type of refuge areas but I don't think I want to do co2 with the shrimp. I have never done a low tech planted tank and have never messes with moss. Gonna do some type of canister filter with an in line heater but not sure what lights I should get or how to even start this moss thing. Any advice is much appreciated!
Moss is extremely easy. I have peacock moss growing like crazy in a low tech tank. The tank is 25 gallons and 18" deep with only one 27 watt bulb. No fertilizers. You can do pretty much anything with it too. Tie it to driftwood, make a moss wall, cover rocks with it. The one thing I noticed with mine is that it's slow to start, but then it really takes off.
I have grown a couple of mosses with success. I wish I had learned about the dry start attachment method in the beginning!
Just place your rock (or whatever) in a container, put a little water in the bottom, place chopped bits of moss all over it, cover the container with clear wrap, set it in a window or under a light, and open daily for a spritz or two of water mist. Moss attaches itself without unsightly string in 2-4 weeks voila' !