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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2005, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Moss ?s

Newbie here. Planning my 4 gal nano. I saw some cool mosses on the Aquabotanic site and wonder if any can be used as "ground cover" in a small tank. How difficult are mosses to grow?

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I use java moss in my tank, just because I could buy it at a local retail store verses having it shipped to me. Instant gratification I guess, and if you don't know, java moss is quite common.

Anyway, it's very easy to grow and cover the bottom of a tank with. As for other mosses, dunno, but I suspect that they're all about the same... it's like slightly up the evolutionary chain from algae, heh.

Personally, I'd stick to rosettes and stem plants for the substrate's surface, and keep the moss attached to objects like stones and driftwood.
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Mini moss is good for groundcover.
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java moss is good it requires regular maitance to keep it flat and form gettin fluffed up. there are lots of mosses out there. The difference is leaf size and density. I have some Chirstmas moss tha tis a real dark green and stringy.
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Mosses are great as ground cover, but as BigB has mentioned, they require regular maintainence to keep them flat.
Here's a 4 gallon I have going with Taiwan moss as a foreground -
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Taiwan moss.
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Did you use mesh to anchor it down?
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Hi guys,

would like to know how to anchor the moss in the foreground too.
juanBeegas seems to have tied it to some metal mesh , am i right ?
turtlehead, how did u do it then ?

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Plastic mesh from walmart's craft section for 79 cents (20x10" perfect for my 10g) with lead weights.
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