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what can i do with java moss to fill this space?

I re-arranged my 15H this weekend to see if I could maximize some substrate space and this is what I came up with. I used to have the wood in the center flanked on both sides by pennywort.

Now, the top left corner looks a bit empty now and I'm wondering if you guys have any ideas for something I can fill that space with. I have a several golfball size chunks of java moss I'm hoping to use up. I used to try floating java moss from a little piece of styrofoam and having it hang down, but the current would blow it around and eventually it'd get caught up in some pennywort. I've also thought of making a "floating" moss island that I had seen before in some aquascaping pic, but I don't even know where to start with that.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-08-2010, 08:38 AM
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You could use the moss tocover up the intake pipe. You can try the island idea. Just get some foam or something rigid but light and attach some suction cups to it.
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I saw an awesome floating island aquarium once. It was called Beyond the Nature by George Wu and based of a movie called Laputa/Castle in the Sky. I believe there was a thread on another board about it.


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You could also do a moss rope. I saw a thread about them and tried it myself. Just get 3 thin ropes and braid the moss in. In a few months it really fills in and looks cool. You can hang it in front of your intake to hide it. Do a search to find the thread.
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You could use the moss tocover up the intake pipe. You can try the island idea. Just get some foam or something rigid but light and attach some suction cups to it.
+1 to covering the intake ... just wrap it around the intake an tie it off with fishing line..
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