thanks for the encouragement. truth be told, while I'm annoyed at AQMagic and his repeated denials that his moss dies submerged, I'm actually frustrated with myself even more. you see all my moss inquiries, moss rope projects, whatever, are fueled by a desire to achieve a very specific effect in a fish tank project I dream of doing one day. I'm trying to find something that;
- naturally stays attached
- evenly distributed growth
- stays short without trimming
- undemanding water conditions,
- does not require very high light
- and of course, thrives submerged.
so I guess it's back to the drawing board... *sigh*
and if anyone suggests I should just grow Cladophora algae, $@!(%#
I'm playing with a Plagiomnium affine like
plant someone sent me from Canada,
that's doing OK submerged, but it's too early to know if its growth is pleasing
esthetically or not. as any moss grower will tell you, it takes a lot of patience
for your moss to fill out into it's true display potential.
I want to try Marimo Cladophora, but every thing I've read about it tells me the
moment I break them apart and apply to a porous surface, they'll simply try to
ball up again, so I'll just have lot's of little BB's of Marimo Clado instead of the
carpet coating effect that I'm looking for.