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The moss scene has seemed to die off a bit I believe, where'd all the experts go? Well I just wanted to post old pics of maybe just maybe inspiration as well as hoping other members would post pics of their moss here too. I used to try and collect every moss, now I'm into plants and discus, so I really don't want to see some sp dissappear from the scene like erect moss has...I'm hoping there are people out there that collect and grow in prime their all different mosses.

Heres a moss received from jaggedfury, don't know what happend to her moss keeping but they was tiiiight. I have since lost the sp, or its just dried up on wood, can probably briing back but like I said into plants and discus more now but don't want to see this scene die out. This is Fontinalis Hypnoids, so much more beautiful than regular willow moss. Where'd u all go? Gomer! I'll be updating with old moss pictures, hope you do too.






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I'm in. Slowly collecting all I can get my hands on. Currently have Flame, Weeping, Willow and Phoenix. Hoping to find more. Just sent a PM for some Taiwan and Christmas. Do you have any to share or just stirring the pot? Either way, I've got the moss bug and I hope to keep it alive!
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Prolly just stiring up the pot. All I have right now is weeping and some unknown looks like christmas but its not. These are just in a junk turtle tank.


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Fontinalis Hypnoids is also one of the cleaner mosses which makes for a great wall, it attaches better than some mosses, and you can even plant it in the dirt and it'll still grow and shine.





If you want your mosses to grow prime, lighting is one of the most important aspects to your tank and how much light the moss gets. I'm just going to keep throwing tips in. Growing bright green tips outta your moss is a great way to start growing. I'll see if I have any example pics. I call it ballin.


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A comparison between the real willow and hypnoids. As you can see willow is a lot stringier and hypnoids a lot thicker and flowerier...

willow

willow


hypnoids, dam thats clean



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I <3 moss. It's so lush and multipurpose and green.
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word on all.

Here are examples of bright green tips that foreshadows great growth. Tips are usually a lot lighter in green bright green to white.

taiwan


xmas


weeping


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When people say moss pearls or certain moss pearls, I believe this is false. Its just like a water change. I relate pearling more to be streaming bubbles and such..I have never ever witnessed any moss stream.
taiwan false pearl


weeping false pearl


sorry, this is not in any particular order


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What was the moss that looked like the Taiwan but grew straight up? I dont think it was erect or was that the "TRUE" erect moss and the smaller one called "stringy"? I had that once 7-8 years ago and wish I had some more now.
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Leptodictyum riparium stringy moss if looks like this:


in its prime


Fissidens Phoenix will also have the same effect:






The true erect moss is prolly what ur talking about. It branches out


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wow nice fiss.! I have never seen any fiss that looks like that! I have had many different mosses through out the years of keeping plants, but eventually they all die or I end up ripping them out with out realizing that I don't have anymore, but they seem to come and go, always nice to get some new moss..Flame moss was one of my fav mosses to grow! Grows fast, looks great, but is a horrible algae magnet!
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Awesome thread, I love seeing all the pics of the different kinds of mosses. When I first got into the hobby ages ago, I thought the only kind of moss available in the us was "java" moss. I can grow it like a weed as pretty much anyone can. I now have some fiss and some peacock moss that is really responding well to my high tech setup. Thanks for the pics
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This site is really good: http://www.aquamoss.net/Moss-List.htm but you can't search through it easily unless you have some idea what moss you're talking about.

These pictures really help StrungOut!

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Thanks for replies and encouragements. Diwu that sites awesome, I have most of my pics up there when my moss game was at the top of its' game. It used to be the main reason moss to thrive would be cooler to colder water, here is a picture of moss at 80degrees doing just fine...Cooler water is still another theory to me. My new crazy theory is just has an established tank where there is plenty of flow and bb besides the nitrogen cycle(I just learned recently from another member that there is a lot of beneficial bacteria that keep our plants or system healthy other than the nitrogen cycle) and just keeping your water clean and crisp. Ideally suited environments for shrimps and such except maybe sulawesi but wouldn't be surprised. I like to always promote clean water as well as carbon in the filter system.





co2 is absolutely unnecessary but is beneficial to sp' like fissidens, pellia, riccardias.
Here are fts's, I keep it clean, lighting disperses well in the cleaner of waters.











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I used to swear by cotton thread, but ever since this will never use it to attach again. I now only use fishing line. THINK ABOUT IT, the better you tie it, the more "secure" it feels and adapts. I'm not saying overdo it so the moss has no light but if you look at all my pics, pretty much tying is almost all the same. Other people use mesh, staples, glue and so on, I would like to try glue but would always be scared. Fishing line is just fine for me.





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