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waddo 02-09-2013 01:53 PM

stupid willow moss: how to use?
 
I bought a chunk of willow moss attached to a mesh (carpet-like) 4x4cm. It just sits on the bottom looking stupid! Can I expect this to spread and become an actual carpet? Or what?

PS I have some driftwood with the same moss growing and looking nice. So I am wondering why this other was sold as a flat piece of carpet.

Cheers

acitydweller 02-09-2013 02:39 PM

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.

Couesfanatic 02-09-2013 05:33 PM

Actually weeping does well as a carpet. Get some rocks or mesh and spread it out. Heres my tank with weeping moss:

http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w...p/photo-10.jpg

acitydweller 02-09-2013 06:14 PM

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.

http://www.aquamoss.net/Weeping-Moss...ng-Moss-01.jpg

laqu 02-09-2013 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acitydweller (Post 2489818)
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?

Couesfanatic 02-09-2013 09:09 PM

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.

Green_Flash 02-09-2013 09:44 PM

so willow moss is the same as weeping moss?

Steve001 02-10-2013 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by waddo (Post 2488426)
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.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Green_Flash (Post 2491210)
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

Soothing Shrimp 02-10-2013 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acitydweller (Post 2489818)
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.

http://www.aquamoss.net/Weeping-Moss...ng-Moss-01.jpg

Absolutely gorgeous!

waddo 02-11-2013 02:12 AM

will the rectangle of moss spread over the gravel bottom? It looks silly just one clump sitting there. Any way to encourage this?

Cheers

Mahlady 02-11-2013 04:13 AM

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7.../TREESCAPE.jpg

this would be cool

acitydweller 02-11-2013 04:35 AM

yeah, sorry for the confusion. I have had "stupid weeping moss" in mind hunting this for a while.

http://www.cichlidforums.com/postima...196744-008.jpg

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.

Green_Flash 02-11-2013 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve001 (Post 2497762)
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?

Couesfanatic 02-11-2013 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by waddo (Post 2504418)
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.

jbrady33 02-11-2013 06:37 PM

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:
:smile:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pH...=mountingc.jpg


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