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java moss wall?

how do you make one?
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how do you make one?

you know i've always wondered that too since i think it's waaay diff than just the simple tying moss with black thread around the rock and let it disintegrate

http://borneosucker.blogspot.com/200...moss-wall.html
just googled that ^^ i hope that helps as i too am interested in such things
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A mesh like the one pictured in the linked video above will work fine. You can also use plastic needle canvas, etc.

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plastic or metal mesh?
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k how do you get it to sink then?
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use suction cups on all 4 corners, or use plant weights on the bottom corners?

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k ill give it a try
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Java moss walls don't grow very nice. You might want to try a moss that is not stringy. Buts its works, I have done it.

here is a good link
http://www.aquamoss.net/How%20to%20c...oss%20wall.htm
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Depending on the kind of tank you have you can just sandwich moss between two plastic mesh sheets and tie all four sides so moss doesn't creep out. What I did to keep it in place against the wall was to leave about two inches of mesh unfilled with moss at the bottom and I stabbed that part into the substrate and that held it in place perfectly.
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Java moss walls don't grow very nice. You might want to try a moss that is not stringy. Buts its works, I have done it.

here is a good link
http://www.aquamoss.net/How%20to%20c...oss%20wall.htm
I agree. Java moss can be very stringy. I'm currently using it as a carpet in my nano and have discovered that I have two different types of moss. I just trim mine down for the carpet. good luck with the wall.

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I like this idea! is there a moss that requires very little maint? (ie trimming)
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