sphagnum moss - experience?
Has anyone had luck growing sphagnum moss in their riparium / paludarium? I've started with some very healthy samples from my pond and successfully turned them into decaying mush.
I have two different tanks, both turning moss into mush.
BeamsWork DA FSPEC LED - 10 hour per day
Moss is elevated above the water on a ledge but is continually misted from the bubble wand
Twinstar 450 - 12 hours per day (but ramp up/ramp down cycle)
Moss is sitting on top of a sand cap, so it effectively has "wet feet" all the time. This is similar to how it is growing at the pond edge
Both tanks get a "squirt" of Thrive once a week. Both tanks have submersed plants, fish, shrimp that are doing well below the water line.
All I can guess so far is that the sphagnum moss needs really high lighting (ie - sunlight)? Or maybe too much water but neither are "drowning".