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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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Quick moss wall question for shrimp

I used window mesh made of fiberglass to make a java moss wall for my 20L. Is the fiberglass material shrimp safe?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 02:37 AM
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Window screen is shrimp safe, but your moss will have a tough time growing through it because the holes are so small.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 04:59 AM
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I agree that the window screen holes are too small. I found a larger-sized screen at Lowes when I made my moss wall. If I can find it in the garage, I can let you know which one it was.
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About double the size of regular window screen should be fine for your purposes.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 08:18 AM
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can anyone recommend what to exactly get? I went to home depot but the only mesh was on the screen doors.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Well im gonna try the mesh cause i already bought it. Ill change it if i find something better or it doesnt grow out in a week.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 02:44 PM
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You can get plastic mesh at craft stores that would work. You could use the screen as a backing to it
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 02:52 PM
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its not going to grow out in a week. give it a month and then see if any of the moss made it through.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 03:01 PM
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Pond and Bonsai netting could work well.
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