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View Poll Results: What kind of moss should be used on my nano tree?
Taiwan moss 3 10.71%
Weeping moss 11 39.29%
Fissidens fontanus?! 13 46.43%
OTHER! I'll comment 1 3.57%
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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-27-2011, 04:32 AM Thread Starter
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moss battle

The mosses are battling for the spotlight! Help!

I am conflicted as to what kind of moss to use on my nano tree for my new nano tank. What do YOU think should be in the spotlight.

- Taiwan moss
- Weeping moss
- Fissidens fontanus
- OTHER?

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I would do either Weeping Moss or Christmas Moss. BTW where did you get that piece of wood?
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Weeping! Is that manzanita?

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taiwan moss probably wont attach to the wood, so that's out. I'd go with fissidens, fissidens makes a great looking tree

I think weeping is a messy looking moss, might as well be java moss in my eyes
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It was ordered from Thailand. I'm not sure what it is, but it's definitely not manzanita.

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taiwan moss probably wont attach to the wood, so that's out. I'd go with fissidens, fissidens makes a great looking tree

I think weeping is a messy looking moss, might as well be java moss in my eyes
Hmm interesting, I've never actually seen weeping before. I'll keep that in mind.

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well depending on what you are after with the look of your tree..
Weeping moss would give it a willow tree look which I tried to get when I first tried a "tree"


Instead I went for Willow moss, and it came out looking boofy and messy... which if you let it grow, you might be able to cut and trim it round like a giant afro looking tree

Fissiden would be awesome but the damn thing take forever to grow...

Taiwan would attach to anything... mine is even growing on to the surface of the plastic bits and glass of my tank...
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Lol, I really meant I've never seen it in person, only pictures. But thanks for the pic!!

I'm not sure the afro is what I'm going for. More of a bonsai or a Japanese maple tree look (when it's pruned in the traditional Japanese way).

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I was going to say Flame Moss, but that would detract from the look you're after, even though they produce MY favorite looking trees. It just wouldn't look the same all trimmed up. That would take away from the characteristics of the plant itself. I would have to go with the Weeping moss as well.


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No experience with this yet but how would riccardia (mini pellia) look?

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I was going to say Flame Moss, but that would detract from the look you're after, even though they produce MY favorite looking trees. It just wouldn't look the same all trimmed up. That would take away from the characteristics of the plant itself. I would have to go with the Weeping moss as well.
As I've been reading people's comments, I've been starting to wonder if I should do a bunch of nanos featuring a different moss, so maybe I'll consider a flame tree. Can you show me examples of a flame tree?

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No experience with this yet but how would riccardia (mini pellia) look?
That would look really cute, but it's not the texture I'm looking for, and it would give the tree an "afro" look. Kind of like a Mario World tree.

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definitely weeping moss. i find the drooping way it grows will look fantastic on a tree!

fissidens is nice, but i hear it grows really slowly and i don't think it'll be as nice for the foliage of a tree.

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There was a recent landscape-type thread in the aquascaping forum which had pics of a great fissidens tree. There was another of a shrimp walking by a fence, which may help you search. I'm on mobile or I'd look for it.

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Are you talking about this thread?

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/aq...-gallon-2.html

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That's cool looking piece. I think no matter what you choose, it's gonna look stunning. Please keep us posted. I can't wait to see pics when it's done
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