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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Moss Wall in a Nano?

I'm thinking about putting a wall of Christmas moss in my 5g bow front. Do you think this would be a good idea or would it just consume too much of the tank?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 10:09 PM
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try a moss rope in my signature.
my 29gal tank shows how it looks.
all grown it has a 3"-4" diameter.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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That's pretty cool. I have some smaller nylon rope hanging around. I'll definitely think about doing that :-)

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I've got a moss wall growing in a 2.5, so it is definitely doable. "too much" of the tank depends on what else you want in it. it restricts space, but can make a great atmosphere.

In my 2.5, I have only mosses and an anubias nana 'petite' as an accent: christmas moss (back wall) java moss (side walls and floor) and peacock moss + stringy moss on my one rock hardscape.

I suggest using the craft-square stuff and not the guttering cover material for such small tanks because the former is stiffer easier to keep tight against wall, which maximizes your space (I tried the guttering cover material and all my shrimps hang out behind it. With the craft-material, they can't get back there.

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I had planned to use the craft material since I already had it :-)

I think I'll start with the Christmas moss wall and go from there. I don't plan to do much (if any) hardscaping. Thanks for the advice :-)

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what is the craft material you speak of? im wanting to make a moss wall but dont know where to buy the mesh?

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what is the craft material you speak of? im wanting to make a moss wall but dont know where to buy the mesh?

cheers.

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It's the plastic mesh used for needlepoint. You can walk into any craft store or WalMart (craft dept) and ask for "plastic needlepoint grid" and they should know what you're talking about.

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cool. thank you!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-04-2007, 09:22 PM
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I have a moss wall on either end of my 8gal nano.Its not bad but defo could be better.Its only java moss though, xmas moss should work much better.
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