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Question new to moss

Ok so I was thinking of growing moss for the first time (not sure what kind yet) in a nano and I was wondering what the best conditions are and whats the best way to grow mosses?
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Depends on the moss! A lot of people like to use mesh or tie it to driftwood.
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Depends on the moss! A lot of people like to use mesh or tie it to driftwood.
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I like x mas, peacock, and java moss. The most well known is java moss.
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hmm ok what about flame-willow-xmas? Those are the 3 i like best
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Flame or any taxyphyllum will do best for you. Willow would need cool-cold water. And I'd say xmas would be the intermediate one to grow. Attaching it to wood I think is the best way to grow it. The better tied, the more *secure* the moss will feel and grow otherwise needs to do more work adhering itself.

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I was thinking of growing these in a nano with no heater
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Are there any good threads-stickys on moss? Ive looked but couldnt find any
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I was thinking of growing these in a nano with no heater
They should grow just fine like that. Moss is pretty tough.

My roommate says I'll die by giant turtle.
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ok ive read it just needs time even if it melts somewhat also ive heard high oxygen and low nutriants ?
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Moss will pretty much grow in a jar with sunlight.

Never heard of moss needing high oxygen. But high CO2 is a plus. And they don't really need any nutrients. Of course ferts will make it grow faster.
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Ok. the last time i tried to grow java moss in one of my tanks it just died even though i had some free floating some on wood and some on rocks.
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Mine is just floating around in the tank.

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Moss is a slow grower with or without CO2,ferts,light. They may help marginally but not much. I think the moss jars are gaining popularity. Ive got a flame moss jar and willow moss jar

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I find it very hard to kill moss from my experiences.
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Heh I can kill anything non intentially.
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