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Elliriyanna 01-24-2013 04:48 PM

Attaching plants to driftwood?
I just ordered some driftwood Java moss and Java fern and I would like to attach some Java moss and a Java fern to the driftwood but how do I go about doing this?

leo1234 01-24-2013 04:59 PM

You can just tie it with fishing line. I think some people use super glue.

MiniFishRoom 01-24-2013 05:12 PM

You can use fishing line as stated above or regular sewing thread.
Make sure not to leave gaps because your fish can get caught up or tangled in it and die. I learned that one the hard way.

Elliriyanna 01-24-2013 05:23 PM

am i correct in remembering java moss does not actually take root?

MiniFishRoom 01-24-2013 05:33 PM

In time it will root to whatever it is you attached it to.

Elliriyanna 01-24-2013 06:36 PM

i will try it ... i hope it works out i have a bad history with plants

Shiggy 01-24-2013 06:51 PM

SUPER GLUE! works awesome!

Elliriyanna 01-24-2013 07:00 PM

wouldn't it have to be out of the water for a while to cure?

bluegoldfish 01-24-2013 07:22 PM

No, it cures instantly on contact with water. It also turns white when it gets wet, but the plants will soon cover it up.

Elliriyanna 01-24-2013 07:24 PM

i didnt know that ... cool :) i will have to get some once my driftwood is done leaching

MiniFishRoom 01-24-2013 07:38 PM


ChadRamsey 01-24-2013 10:58 PM


Originally Posted by Shiggy (Post 2338018)

that looks great. how much did you initially glue to the DW. And how long ago, out of curiosity.

Monster Fish 01-24-2013 11:13 PM

Use super glue gel. It takes a few minutes to cure but that's enough time to attach moss/anubias/java ferns/etc.

Elliriyanna 01-25-2013 01:09 AM

super glue gel? i have never heard of it

i am hoping i can make this look as good as it does in my head lol

m00se 01-25-2013 01:21 AM


Originally Posted by Shiggy (Post 2338018)

Shiggy - what kind of moss is that? It looks awesome! Are the dealers on e-bay trustworthy enough to actually send you what they're selling? I've done plenty of business on there, but I hear mixed rumors specifically about the Hong Kong sellers being flaky.

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