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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Favorite moss and why?

Just wondering what everyone's favorite moss is and why? Looking at starting some moss tanks and wanting to know what the favorite is here
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 08:27 PM
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Peacock. Taiwan and Christmas moss. Its hard for me to single out one. They have their own fronds structure. Taiwan is more thinner while peacock is more thicker, broader leaf/ fronds character. Christmas moss is also greta for moss wall.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 08:44 PM
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i would say regular java as it tends to be the most sculptable. The others offer a fixed growth pattern where java tends to be more versatile in this regard.

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I really like weeping moss, and mini xmas moss.
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I love the look of fissidens/mini fissidens.
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I like fissidens, personally. looks like a mini forest haha
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 11:42 PM
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Fissiden fontanus is by far my favorite moss, the growth is unique; too bad it grows so slowly. Second choice would have to be Flame moss.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 11:47 PM
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Carpet feel - mini fissiden, mini pelia
Moss tree - weeping, spiky
Moss wall - Xmas, us fissiden
Also like flame, erect moss!

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 12:02 AM
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I like Java moss because its easy, also i like Riccia Fluitans even though i think those technically arent a moss

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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 12:37 AM
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I really love the different fissidens. Mini-xmas moss is beautiful as well, and of course flame moss is a favorite for sculpting. I really love liverworts though, especially mini pellia and subwassertang!
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 11:12 PM
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i like fissidens for driftwood and rock because it just has a very clean and neat look as opposed to other mosses that can look a little mess. but i do like either java or xmas moss in moss walls because they grow fast and give a very natural look.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 08:48 AM
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Xmas moss because of the effect it has. Looks like a Christmas tree branch. Secondly is java moss due it's quick growth
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