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02-11-2013 06:05 PM
Jayme
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Originally Posted by Couesfanatic View Post
Actually weeping does well as a carpet. Get some rocks or mesh and spread it out. Heres my tank with weeping moss:

I think that is the moss I have a ton of! Is it really weeping moss?

Mine was sold to me as java moss and has been identified as possibly willow but I don't think it looks like either of those. It grows in the same fashion as yours above and looks almost identical.

I have a wickedly huge "tree" of it right now, grows great for that look.
02-11-2013 05:37 PM
jbrady33 Don't have a pic handy - but you can take that stainless square and attach it to the back of the tank near the top (but still underwater). I did it with a small suction cup and a big sewing needle & some thread. The moss will grow downward like a beard, I trim off the bottom and reuse.

check out these 'leet mspaint skillz:


02-11-2013 03:45 PM
Couesfanatic
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Originally Posted by waddo View Post
will the rectangle of moss spread over the gravel bottom? It looks silly just one clump sitting there. Any way to encourage this?

Cheers
get more moss rectangles. they will grow out but it will be a while. Keep trimming the top, let the sides grow.
02-11-2013 07:13 AM
Green_Flash
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Originally Posted by Steve001 View Post
Maybe. Willow moss grows in cold and cool waters though. It is very commonly found moss where I live.




Someone misread the question and replied incorrectly.

Weeping moss scientific name is Vesicularia ferriei and Willow moss scientific name is Fontinalis antipyretica.

See http://www.aquamoss.net
An ok. Thanks for the clarification. I heard willow moss is hard to grow, any truth to that?
02-11-2013 03:35 AM
acitydweller yeah, sorry for the confusion. I have had "stupid weeping moss" in mind hunting this for a while.



This is the willow moss (fontinalis antipyretica) which i find to be one of the largest and slowest to grow. it also does not scale well in small tanks and not as popular as say xmas, taiwan or peacock varieties.IMHO, it only looks good when trimmed short. otherwise it gets leggy and looks less bushy if grown out.
02-11-2013 03:13 AM
Mahlady

this would be cool
02-11-2013 01:12 AM
waddo will the rectangle of moss spread over the gravel bottom? It looks silly just one clump sitting there. Any way to encourage this?

Cheers
02-10-2013 01:25 PM
Soothing Shrimp
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Originally Posted by acitydweller View Post
True weeping moss is difficult to source.

Here's a phot of what weeping moss looks like. Notice the downward pointing nodes characteristic of this type.

Absolutely gorgeous!
02-10-2013 01:17 PM
Steve001
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Originally Posted by waddo View Post
I bought a chunk of willow moss. Can I expect this to spread and become an actual carpet? Or what?



Cheers
Maybe. Willow moss grows in cold and cool waters though. It is very commonly found moss where I live.


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Originally Posted by Green_Flash View Post
so willow moss is the same as weeping moss?
Someone misread the question and replied incorrectly.

Weeping moss scientific name is Vesicularia ferriei and Willow moss scientific name is Fontinalis antipyretica.

See http://www.aquamoss.net
02-09-2013 08:44 PM
Green_Flash so willow moss is the same as weeping moss?
02-09-2013 08:09 PM
Couesfanatic Good luck finding weeping moss that looks like that. I've been looking for years.

I don't think that is his tank, could be though.
02-09-2013 07:16 PM
laqu
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Originally Posted by acitydweller View Post
True weeping moss is difficult to source.

Here's a phot of what weeping moss looks like. Notice the downward pointing nodes characteristic of this type.
i want your moss!!!!

i have a moss wall and your moss would look so much better then my java moss!

how did you secure it to your wall?
02-09-2013 05:14 PM
acitydweller True weeping moss is difficult to source.

Here's a phot of what weeping moss looks like. Notice the downward pointing nodes characteristic of this type.

02-09-2013 04:33 PM
Couesfanatic Actually weeping does well as a carpet. Get some rocks or mesh and spread it out. Heres my tank with weeping moss:

02-09-2013 01:39 PM
acitydweller weeping is a creeping moss and likely not to look good sitting flat on stainless steel mesh. why not strip it off and mount it onto some thing higher so that it can hang downwards?

moss is easily grown on stainless steel mesh for sale so its likely done just for that reason.
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