Attaching java moss to drift wood.
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Plants


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-03-2013, 11:45 PM   #1
zackariah
Planted Member
 
zackariah's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Palm Springs
Posts: 294
Default

Attaching java moss to drift wood.


I'm sure this has been covered um just having trouble finding a thread. So if someone can point me to one. I've googled the topic and read that I can tie it with fishing line. I'm not sure how thick to spread it on the wood. Also it got to me with some brown on it should I remove this or does it come back?
__________________
zackariah is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-04-2013, 03:08 AM   #2
herns
Planted Tank Guru
 
herns's Avatar
 
PTrader: (236/100%)
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,954
Default

Fishing line will work, thread. Ive read some use super glue. I like to use the thinnest fishing line.

Spread the moss THINLY on the driftwood and tie.
herns is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2013, 04:17 AM   #3
Indian fern
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Indian fern's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Philippines, Manila
Posts: 564
Default

Yeah, spreading it thickly will make the moss rot due to lack of light.
__________________
My day is better whenever I buy a new plant.
Indian fern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2013, 05:05 AM   #4
zackariah
Planted Member
 
zackariah's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Palm Springs
Posts: 294
Default Re: Attaching java moss to drift wood.

Thanks for the input I will post a pics of the process. I have this clear elastic Luke sting used in jewelry that might work really well. It's very thin.
__________________
zackariah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2013, 05:26 AM   #5
freph
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (22/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 2,255
Default

Cotton thread is fine as well. The moss will eventually attach itself to the driftwood anyway and the cotton will dissolve long after that.
__________________
20L - Decommissioned Mini M - Decommissioned
freph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2013, 04:42 PM   #6
talontsiawd
Planted Tank Guru
 
talontsiawd's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Concord, CA
Posts: 4,311
Send a message via AIM to talontsiawd
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by freph View Post
Cotton thread is fine as well. The moss will eventually attach itself to the driftwood anyway and the cotton will dissolve long after that.
I like cotton thread as well due to the fact it will dissolve. Fishing line and super glue work as well.
talontsiawd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 04:53 PM   #7
zackariah
Planted Member
 
zackariah's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Palm Springs
Posts: 294
Default Re: Attaching java moss to drift wood.

Did I get it thin enough?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1365180769142.jpg
Views:	14
Size:	118.5 KB
ID:	119874  

__________________
zackariah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 06:00 PM   #8
Darkblade48
Moderator
 
Darkblade48's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Japan
Posts: 9,329
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zackariah View Post
Did I get it thin enough?
Looks thin enough to me. You may want to try to spread it a little more evenly in the future to get a more even rate of growth all over the piece of wood.
__________________
Anthony

A Primer to Pressurized CO2 and A Primer to Planted Tanks
Eheim Pimp #362 - Eheim 2213 x2, Eheim 2028, Eheim 2217, Eheim surface skimmer and Eheim autofeeder.
Victor Pimp #33 - HPT272-125-350-4M
Darkblade48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012