if there is going to be just one moss why make it java? Why not make it more exotic?
The reason is I can only find java moss readily, hard to find any other moss around me.
Also, I've seen tanks with java moss only that looked stunning. And java moss is easy to take care.
My biggest suggestion would be to add a foreground plant all the way around.
The setup was done with only what I had previously in the tank, just moved things around, didn't add anything new. So at the moment, that's all the moss I have. I will go to my lfs and get some more java moss. As you can see in the photo, I have 2 little piece of java moss stuck into the gravel. When I get more moss, I will do that all the way around the driftwood and rocks to get a carpet effect.
You know what, that brick wall looks pretty nice. Forget the background.
Thanks, that is exactly what I thought.
That seems like a lot of light over a brand new tank with only moss in it.
I have had java moss with little as 1wpg, but the colour isn't as green as I would like. I have see other moss designs with more than 3wpg and their moss is much greener and thicker. That is why I have high wattage. The tank is not brand new, everything in the tanks has been in the tank for over a year now, just rearranged everything.