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Moss Mountain scape (any fans of mini pellia/fissidens around?)



The above mosses however, are all collected from Hawaii. Including:

Fissiden sp.
Riccardia sp. (riccardia are commonly called "mini pellia")
Vesicularia sp.

shots of the fissiden:






Here's one of the hawaiian "mini pellia":




The vesicularia is somewhat swamped by the riccardia, as these rocks were recently collected with emersed growth. In time though, the vesicularia sp. "manoa" starting to be known locally as "manoa moss" (original plants now being grown aquatically were collected in manoa) grows into a lovely aquatic form with triangles very similar to singapore moss.

If you live on Oahu, you can see Manoa Moss growing along with Taiwan and Singapore in Robert's tank at Pet Land Kahala.

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BTW-- what should I put in here? I was thinking of finding some Atyoida Bisculata (hawaiian waterfall shrimp) so it would be semi-biotope (mosses come from the same forest, but they don't grow aquatically normally).

If I can't find any Atyoida Bisculata, I could go with cherry shrimp I guess . . . cherry shrimp have invaded the habitat of the atyoida bisculata so it'd be a kind of non-native biotope.
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I love fissidens and mini pellia, but they can be relatively expensive plants here in Singapore.
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This is georgous what area did you find it in? Im guessing manoa valley?

If you go back there I would love to tag along.

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juanbeegas-- they're even more expensive to order from singapore XD

zach-- PM me your contact info. If we can set up a little nature hike, that'd be fun.


Well, I don't really mean for this scape to be just about the mosses, though it is too . It's also about trying to make a goal at showing the beauty of hawaii, like green mountains. Cool that hawaii plants are describing a beauty that seems distinctly hawaiian.
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It looks good. How big is the tank?
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Always enjoy viewing your tanks and reading your posts.

Your reference to invading species suggests to me that you might appreciate the book Out of Eden: an Odyssey of Ecological Invasion by Allan Burdick.

A good third of it (the middle) primarily addresses issues specific to Hawaii.
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Fosty-- 1 gallon

eds-- Thanks man. Always trying to be the gadfly of aquascaping. (the gadfly that stings the lazy horse into action lol)
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Gadfly, hmm?
I guess that's more polite than what we've been calling you!
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heh heh . . . just trying to help . . .
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Did the Mini Pellia Attach to the rock by themself?
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I am fairly certain that riccardia, as well as most of the mosses and bryophytes, does not attach itself under water.

These rocks started emersed, so the pellia attached itself there and has stayed affixed to the rock. If I tore some off and tied it to another rock and put it under water, it probably would not attach itself though.
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I really like it. Simple but elegant.
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Cool, I never knew Pellia would attach itself if emerse, I got to try it sometime. Rocks are beautiful by the way.
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juanbeegas-- they're even more expensive to order from singapore XD

zach-- PM me your contact info. If we can set up a little nature hike, that'd be fun.
if you guys don't mind a tagalong, I might be interested in coming
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no worries hir0, it seems like my hiking group is getting bigger and bigger. People just keep in mind though, that we cannot take too much. The plants should be left in good numbers to repopulate themselves. Yes?

BTW-- thanks for the compliments everyone, did my best in lay-out as well.
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