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EROD714 08-22-2012 09:34 PM

How to get nice carpet
 
Was wondering how people get a nice carpet of moss.. I have fluorite subtrate but don't if it would work. Would only work with sand subtrate or attach it to some mesh.. I would like to try this out and see how I do.. Thanks

EROD714 08-22-2012 11:12 PM

Any advice and ideas.. Anything would help

aznartist34 08-22-2012 11:14 PM

Use mesh and trim to achieve a nice moss carpet

EROD714 08-22-2012 11:29 PM

Will it rust

aznartist34 08-23-2012 12:16 AM

Depends what you use. Plastic and stainless steel won't rust.

tropicalmackdaddy 08-23-2012 12:24 AM

I use the mesh from aquatic magic, i find it better than the metal mesh most people use, its cheaper, sinks just as fine, and the black looks better than bright silver.

GMYukonon24s 08-23-2012 12:30 AM

I agree with the two posters above me. I have also used window screening.

Yervor 08-23-2012 01:12 AM

I just used plastic regular craft mesh, but unfortunately, it doesn't sink very well, so I would advise against it. Whatever mesh you do use, cut two sheets into the shape you want, and then sow three sides with fishing line. Push in bits of moss and spread it around, then sow the fourth side closed. Worked well enough for me.

EROD714 08-23-2012 01:40 AM

coo.. flourite subtrate is ok for it .. thanks guys. thanks yervor thats a great idea .. ill do that and see how it works out.. very helpfull..

tanks4allthefish 08-25-2012 03:30 AM

So, even though the mesh on Aquatic Magic says "wall covering mesh" you can still do it on the floor of the tank?

ajlee613 08-27-2012 06:08 PM

if you have good lighting, co2, and supplement nutrients, and have good substrate u can just grow HC or hairgrass


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