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post #607 of (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
Newman
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Originally Posted by Bserve View Post
Hey, I'm a newbie, and I was just wondering if you can make java moss grow by just sticking it in the substrate? I use ADA Amazonia, and any advice would be helpful. Oh, and by the way, Newman, your bowl is awesome.
we'll although Amazonia substrate will create nice water conditions for moss, and will stimulate it to produce more rhizoids (than in hard alkaline water), it is best to tie the moss onto DW or a rock and place the rock/DW onto the substrate. the moss can't be buried. you can use slate if you want a flat look. the moss will spread and eventually start attaching to the substrate too, but that will take a long time.
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