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DYI moss wall

got some mesh stuff from home depot and some suction cups from my lfs. folded the mesh in half and worked in the cups. hopefully it'll come through the holes nicely.



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I always love to see these - keep us posted on how it grows out. I've been wanting to do something similar, so thanks for the inspiration

How big is your tank? Edit: Saw the size in photo album. Nice rescape, by the way.


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That should look really nice when it is has grown out. Is it Java moss? I think I might have spread the moss out much thinner over the whole surface for a more even growth fill in rate. I have seen where clumps grow out and not to the side as much. just my two cents Good luck, please send update photo's as it fills in.
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thanks crystalview, ill prolly take it apart and try to thin it out tomorrow.

its a 10g hunter i did cut the mesh a little too short on the sides but oh well
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Good start.

I have a few moss walls on the go and I can tell you that you are better off to take the moss and spread it out thinly to cover the ENTIRE mesh area. This way when it grows in there will not be any gaps of non-growth
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Good start.

I have a few moss walls on the go and I can tell you that you are better off to take the moss and spread it out thinly to cover the ENTIRE mesh area. This way when it grows in there will not be any gaps of non-growth


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Hey, good to see you here.

The reason that I posted is because I made the mistake of not spreading it out enough and it left gaps in one of my walls. Now all I can do is allow time to fix my mistake.
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I agree on spreading the moss out thinner and more evenly.

Looks like it should work out well though and I'm considering trying one out myself. In what section at Home Depot did you find your mesh?
Thanks in advance.


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it was actually on one of the end isles so it wasnt grouped with anything in particular
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Look great. I will try do some
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Is the mesh made out of metal? What type of metals are safe for fish, shrimp, snails, etc..? I tried this once using plastic mesh you get from the craft store but it didn't work out too well. All of the moss rotted and died. I'm currently mossless, I can never seem to grow the stuff.
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I am anxious for you to get that wall to where you can give me clippings seeing as how I live probably 10 minutes away.
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How is your moss wall coming along? Any new pics?
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Yea spreading it out with thin peices will result in a better wall and not dead moss that is bunched up

One month in.
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I got a roll of the mesh from Home Depot. It is fiber glass insect screen for a screen door. Given I have a 6' x 21" back wall for my tank how much Moss should I order and which particular moss does anyone recommend.

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