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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-04-2010, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Question java moss carpet

i saw o guy on youtube with a 10g tank and he made a java moss carpet and it looked awesome! so i wanted to try it out...any suggestions on how? ive saw some people useing a piece of slate and tieing moss one top of it and jst putting it in the tank....and it looked good...or is sandwiching it between 2 mesh better? my tank is a low tech tank....so im guessing it will grow pretty slow

Hey,any of you happen to be/or know someone that are Crystal red/black shrimp breeders and stay in Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-04-2010, 10:31 AM
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either way will work fine , I made a carpet by tying it onto little stones and spreading them out evenly
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thx for da info...but i want to make one big piece of carpet for my 5.5g

Hey,any of you happen to be/or know someone that are Crystal red/black shrimp breeders and stay in Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia?
if so,im looking for some decent shrimp and im hoping to get some...if so,pls pm me..thx ^^
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i used several pieces of slate, tied java moss to each, then pieced them together.. still looks like one big piece when the moss fills in. and much easier if you want to rearrage it or remove/add some later..

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^ this is how I did it. I didn't use Java, but the method is the same.
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Yeah i agree, using several pieces of slate is definitely the best way to do it. In my 68g, i wanted a "moss ledge", so i put a bunch of medium-sized rocks next to each other, tied moss on to them, and now you can barely notice that they're more than one rock.


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I just (mere hours ago) made a mesh carpet with some willow moss. I'm already regretting not going the moss-covered-slate route, namely because the nano I was covering has an interior base that's not flat, and I'm already having trouble getting the suction cups to stick. If only I had read this thread yesterday. Argh.
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I used Gutter Guard for my Taiwan Moss carpet. This product is great because you get a ton of it for a very low price. It's bendable to any shape you need, and it can be easily cut. It's super thin, and the holes are pretty big.

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oh...cool cool, where can i get a slates?

Hey,any of you happen to be/or know someone that are Crystal red/black shrimp breeders and stay in Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia?
if so,im looking for some decent shrimp and im hoping to get some...if so,pls pm me..thx ^^
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oh...cool cool, where can i get a slates?
i actually sell aquarium mosswall and riccia/moss carpet mesh its a 5mm appature in dark green
i use it in my own tanks too and it really is superb
i also sell aquarium slate but i cant post that outside the uk due to the postage costs

if you are interested in the moss wall kits which come with suction cups and ties this is the url

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...STRK:MESELX:IT

and for carpet mesh

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...STRK:MESELX:IT

i also sell a green carpet/stone netting which is superb for covering slate or bogwood this is the netting

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...STRK:MESELX:IT


finally i also sell pvc elastic bands which are ideal for fixing anubias and java ferns to bogwood and stone they also work well at tying the neeting around slate and rocks. theyre available in black and clear. heres the link

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...STRK:MESELX:IT

hope this helps
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