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Thumbs down Dont ever try this with fish in tank!!

So i thought of an idea to get my java moss to grow exactly how i wanted it. I got hair nets from walmart and used the net (worked great by the way) until i came how from lunch and some how the nets got loose and found 2 of my fish stuck in the nets almost lost them they are pretty banged up. Just thought id share just in case someone trys it!!!

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Oh my.. I'm sorry to hear about that. How did you secure the nets down?

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Well i wrapped the net around the driftwood and tied it in the back but the knot loosened...Looked great because you couldnt even see the net...Fish=net=bad times

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i have used garlic sacks, and other mesh type material to wrap around drift wood and rocks with no problems, just make sure they are tight.

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Lots of hobbyists have learnt the hard way that nets and fish don't go together. Why nets alone - tight corners, narrow caves, crevices etc. etc. all have the same potential for disaster.

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I use those shower puffs when doing mosswork with rocks. Stretch it tight around a rock, twist, and zip tie. Works like a charm and haven't had one loosen on me yet. ***knocks on wood*** For mosswork on wood and almost every other application, a thin layer of super glue gel.
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I tied part of my moss to a rock with some fishing line. Just placed the moss on the rock, then wrapped just enough so that none of the moss would escape with the current. I figure I'll give it time to take hold for itself, then cut the line away. The other bunch of moss I have is tied to some plastic canvas, with the canvas slightly buried under the substrate around the edges to keep any fish from getting under it....again.


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lots of people use hair nets for their moss (or shower scrubbies which are about the same thing) You just have to make sure you've got em tied down good.


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So i thought of an idea to get my java moss to grow exactly how i wanted it. I got hair nets from walmart and used the net (worked great by the way) until i came how from lunch and some how the nets got loose and found 2 of my fish stuck in the nets almost lost them they are pretty banged up. Just thought id share just in case someone trys it!!!
One of my discus is so dumb I found it floating up the top caught in java moss...
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