1st moss mat attempt
First off hello!
I have a 125 discus tank that I have been transitioning into a heavily planted tank. Last year it had just some big swords. A few months ago I started adding crypts, vail, teardrop rotilla, and such. I upgraded the lighting to finnex ray2 LEDs a couple months ago. Really awesome lights.
Yesterday I made my 1st moss mat. I will be using it as a foreground. After watching several videos on YouTube, I basically copied what I saw. But on a bigger scale.
To make my mat I used 2 pieces of plastic mesh matting from Michael's at $.59 each. Plastic thread at $1.99 and I bought a pack of blunt yarn needles at $1.99. The moss is peacock moss I got from a forum member. 4 nice portions for $32 shipped.
My mat is 9 inches on left side. 24 inches front. 4 inches right side. And waved back to fit the tank scape. The moss was spread thin but I think it was just enough. I used some small pieces of shale I had for weight. Sewed right in. Also it may have been overkill but I stitched through every hole on the outer edge to prevent small fish from getting trapped.
The design and fit in the tank seems solid. Just have to wait for it to grow now. I really hope it turns out like I want. Keeping my fingers crossed.