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Best Moss Species for Driftwood?

Can anyone please recommend the best species of moss to tie around driftwood and maybe post a pic of it? After a major re-scape to my 125, I have lots of bare branches that would benefit from some new moss sweaters. :P Im just unfamiliar with moss, and I know there are lots of beautiful species. Thanks in advance!

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Can anyone please recommend the best species of moss to tie around driftwood and maybe post a pic of it? After a major re-scape to my 125, I have lots of bare branches that would benefit from some new moss sweaters. Im just unfamiliar with moss, and I know there are lots of beautiful species. Thanks in advance!
It's really a personal preference, but I really prefer fissidens mosses, especially fox or fontanus. I have never had good luck getting most other mosses to stay tidy on wood. It usually branches out away and requires a ton of work to keep it shaped.

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I agree with @natemcnutty that the fissidens will stay tight. Most mosses will eventually attach to wood. If the wood has a lot of roughness to it, the moss will attach quicker.

This is an older tank of mine. I believe the moss was Peacock. You could see it attached to the wood (manzanita) and even growing above the water line.





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I had flame moss and really liked the look of it (don't have any pictures unfortunately). Easy to grown and attached pretty well. It really comes down to personal preference.
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^ Good option! Flame moss works really well and has a unique look, but you do need to trim frequently to keep it shorter. If it gets much longer than 3", it will die off underneath and detach. Not a big deal to maintain in low tech, but high tech can be a royal pain

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That is very nice!

What are you using for food in that feeder?
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That is very nice!



What are you using for food in that feeder?
Thanks man!

Just crushed up flake food - it's actually been surprisingly reliable for over 3 years. Not bad for a cheap eBay feeder

All the wood was covered with flame moss, some submerged, some emersed. It can't grow entirely without being able to wick moisture up. I have about a dozen types of moss, and fissidens are my preference, but flame worked better than Java, Vietnam, queen, Xmas, and a couple unknown ones I have.

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