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What to do with my Xmas Moss...

I was at a Local shop the other day.. bought 2 bags of xmas moss to fill out my wall a 20"x 10" area... well
One bag was enough....

now I have a 2nd bag of it... and have no idea what to do with it.

Should I attempt a carpet?
Should I leave it in a clump and put it in the corner of my tank... Who knows

anyone else mind tossing me some ideas ?

Would greatly appreciate it!


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Lmao Mail It Too Me !! Jk


How Big Of Tank ? Maybe Drape A Rock , Stump , Branches ....

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You really could put it up for auction in the Swap n Shop if you can't find a use for it. Moss is about the easiest live aquarium inhabitant to ship.

Other than that I would try to find something to attach it to, as I've heard Christmas Moss will not grow it's beautiful branchlike shape if not securely attached to something. (It will end up looking long and wispy, more like Java Moss.)

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looks like you need some manzanita branches for it
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When I first read the shortened title on the main forum page, I was hoping that the thread was "What to do with my Xmass Tree..." I would've been pretty impressed if you still had a tree kicking around
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I think i may do a carpet, an kinda sink it under the substrate a bit... would thread work? or should I stick to fishing line?


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For the carpet effect, lots of people use 2 sheets of stainless steel mesh with a large grid pattern, that way, it stays put and you can move it around for maintenance and stuff.
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Max, this is off topic slightly, but we had a christmas tree that we dug a small hole for and stuck it in there, it survived til july in NC weather.

I'd take the x-mas moss JK, make a post into the SNS and someone will probably take you up on it,
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I aint selling it that's for sure . muahahaha... maybe if this stuff grows and i am swamped with it.

what kind of steel mesh? any specific brand I should go for ? is Chicken wire too big of holes?


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I wouldn't get anything with a bigger mesh than an onion bag has (even though that's not stainless steel). You can look for it at most any hardware store.

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Auctions are not allowed in the swap and shop, but I sure you could sell it. I would even buy it from you. Moss does not really make a good carpet unless it is attached to something flat and you trim it often

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Auctions are not allowed in the swap and shop, but I sure you could sell it.
Hmm, I guess ebay is so popular that 'auctioning' something has come to have the same meaning as 'selling online'. At least to me. Since I meant put it up for sale on the swap and shop.

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I am currious how much does a bag of xmas moss run in Canada
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....... to much... you cant find it anywhere... you talk to petstores (petsmart, pet land, big als, picses) and they have no idea what you are talking about... they say oh ill check our order list... never get a call back... ugh... its like the mystery moss in Canada... lol

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hahahah skygrl, that's the problem with most plants. today i was stopping by our local petsmart to see if they had seachem equilibrium (figured they wouldn't but hey worth a shot). of course they didn't. but i noticed they had plants in little plastic cylinders. Java fern was labeled as (aquatic fern plant)
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