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U like mosses?

Moss tank from the tired and retired
Low-moderate lighting, does not regards to high tech

Crown set, revolution in moss industry
Spread of the masses
New species introduced
Past over done with

So you, sir, madam, you want to build a moss tank? Or such as want to grow a lot of prime mosses? Do you? Hmmmm. Well Iíve been pro at for a long while, I can help you success. You very excite?

Lighting
In a moss tank
All evolves and revolves around lighting
Choose the good light not the bad light
Spread over intensity
That means no shade
Spread is more important
Intensity Tom barr ďnot so muchĒ
Pretty much you can accomplish your desired perfection through t8ís or t12ís alone, if you donít want to choose [censored][censored][censored][censored] lights like this
Then go for the t5 led metal halide, but reduce your intensity
But mosses grow better closer to the light! And so does algae, thatís where more o2 and co2 levels are. You will notice prime growth, but if your intensity is too high the closer will get algae as well

We likith thy clean water
Cleaner the water the better
This not meaning get rid of all the nutrientS!!!!
NO I donít say that, at least not no more.
This means, have your bio filtration established, backed up with your mechanical/purigen, carbon whatever
This means have your water crystal clear
This means keep debris and organics off of your moss

Filtration
You lose here
More turnover-better
Yes more turnover better
Higher oxygen, better current
This is a generalization and standard for most all mosses out there
They do better
O2, it comes with other atmospheric elements as well
Co2? Addition is beneficial yes, donít do high, too high or overload
Fertilization yes, you will get thicker and faster growth in mosses this way, no need to emphasize this one, its not that important

Moss does better attached over free floating.

Follow these rules and you are set.
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Maybe it's too early in the morning, but I think I'll have to try and read that again later on!
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Maybe it's too early in the morning, but I think I'll have to try and read that again later on!
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Any advice on which mosses naturally attach to driftwood?

i tried weeping moss for awhile (about 4ish months) but never really got it to attach to driftwood (even with super glue, only the glued bit attached)


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You awakened up yet
I have! I've got most of it now, but I've got to tell you, I've applied my Yoda translator to the first two little paragraphs and I'm still not sure what you're trying to say there!

"Moss tank from the tired and retired
Low-moderate lighting, does not regards to high tech

Crown set, revolution in moss industry
Spread of the masses
New species introduced
Past over done with

So you, sir, madam, you want to build a moss tank? Or such as want to grow a lot of prime mosses? Do you? Hmmmm. Well Iíve been pro at for a long while, I can help you success. You very excite?"
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I have! I've got most of it now, but I've got to tell you, I've applied my Yoda translator to the first two little paragraphs and I'm still not sure what you're trying to say there!

"Moss tank from the tired and retired
Low-moderate lighting, does not regards to high tech

Crown set, revolution in moss industry
Spread of the masses
New species introduced
Past over done with

So you, sir, madam, you want to build a moss tank? Or such as want to grow a lot of prime mosses? Do you? Hmmmm. Well Iíve been pro at for a long while, I can help you success. You very excite?"
I set off revolution back in the day along with others in widespread of uncommon mosses back when there was only java and cherry shrimp.
Getting many mosses and mass propagation and spread through out the states mainly

Way back this was done i retired per say out of mosses, the post is not in regards to doing high tech

Crown set, just figure of speech/bragging, no biggie, but have been surpassed

last blob of sentences questions is introduction into doing it...

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Any advice on which mosses naturally attach to driftwood?

i tried weeping moss for awhile (about 4ish months) but never really got it to attach to driftwood (even with super glue, only the glued bit attached)
start off emerged and just about anything

but start out submerged and off top my head fissidens and taxiphyllums are good, pilo moss, most mosses i've tried will attach

weeping moss will keep piling on top of itself making it very loose, also a very rapid grower, faster than most mosses out there.
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