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Old 08-10-2008, 09:14 PM   #1
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Moss ID?


It was sold to me as Christmas moss. Unfortunately, it looks like something different. It's under high light, DIY Co2 and Flourish fert.

If I trim it would it grow in denser?





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Almost looks like java moss. Could be willow, but its probably java. If you trim it, it will get thicker
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I used this for a moss wall. I was wondering why the new growth was coming in is stringy!

Damn, I have to take the wall apart.

Hmmmm ............. and I paid for X-mas moss!!
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I second java moss.
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Third for java.
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My thanks to all ............... I had a feeling it was.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrr
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I have the SAME moss, also sold to me as Christmas Moss.

Double grrrrr!
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I had christmas moss sold to me as Java moss before.

To be honest, I don't understand how these two mosses can be mistaken. They look very different... one is stringy, the other has "branches." I mean, come on! Stores need to look at the stuff they sell before customers get them >

I'm sorry to hear about that mishap though. Hopefully, someone can hook you up with xmas moss in these forums. REAL xmas moss this time.
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Texgal always has some xmas moss
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I had christmas moss sold to me as Java moss before.
Huh, did you mean the opposite?

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To be honest, I don't understand how these two mosses can be mistaken. They look very different... one is stringy, the other has "branches." I mean, come on! Stores need to look at the stuff they sell before customers get them >

I'm sorry to hear about that mishap though. Hopefully, someone can hook you up with xmas moss in these forums. REAL xmas moss this time.
Yep, I agree. I think skoorbza and I were both ripped off. Well, I totally believe in "what comes goes around comes around"!! So my message to those sellers would be "WATCH OUT, YOU'LL NEVER KNOW WHEN IT'S GOING TO BITE YOU IN THE A**".
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I posted some comparison shots in my 36gal journal.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ph...tml#post270379
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Mine sure ain't Christmas Moss!!! I do feel ripped off...
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Huh, did you mean the opposite?
Nope, I meant what I said. I bought "Java Moss" when it was actually Christmas moss. I knew it was xmas moss though, I even told them. But they told me it was sold to them under Java, so hey, whatever. I did the honest thing by telling them and they didn't really listen to me. So... I win.

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Yep, I agree. I think skoorbza and I were both ripped off. Well, I totally believe in "what comes goes around comes around"!! So my message to those sellers would be "WATCH OUT, YOU'LL NEVER KNOW WHEN IT'S GOING TO BITE YOU IN THE A**".
You must have done something bad then
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Nope, I meant what I said. I bought "Java Moss" when it was actually Christmas moss. I knew it was xmas moss though, I even told them. But they told me it was sold to them under Java, so hey, whatever. I did the honest thing by telling them and they didn't really listen to me. So... I win.



You must have done something bad then
Hehe
Unfortunately, bad things happen to good folks too. You did the right thing.

I come from the ol' school. We learned about common courtesy ............ remember that! Thank you, please, excuse me, sorry, etc. Now it's just plain ol' get outta my way, I'm wonderful and why ain't you bowing to me in your face attitude. RUDE, OBNOXIOUS people.

So now that I've finished venting ............ where can I get a nice portion of Christmas moss cheap!
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:22 AM   #15
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I posted some comparison shots in my 36gal journal.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ph...tml#post270379

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Thanks - it helps a lot!
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