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Best moss for making "trees" ?

going to have low-medium light, no co2. going for evergreen look...was thinking fissidens, but wanted to get people's opinions on what would do best.

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Personally I think weeping moss and then spike moss
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That depends on tank size and the size of the wood. Got a pic?

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and the type of tree your trying to make id use xmas or weeping something that has a nice draping effect. are u making a cone shape if so u might have to put in some horizontal pieces so u dont have holes or gaps or just have it overgrown to hide the spaces between the vertical branches. i think fiss font can be done but take some serious time growing it in an triming to get it to look right, depending on the stick some work better than others or make your own an epoxy it together for the perfect shape size as it will all be coverd anyway.
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75 gallons. actually rethinking what type of trees. branches arrive tomorrow. was trying to prep in advance but i should wait


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Here are some inspirations. Sorry, I can't give any credit to who made these scapes because I forgot

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oooh, thanks Ged.

i'm going for more of a forest look, vs a jungle look. if i end up making trees at all. gonna have to see once the wood gets here tonight.


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Java fern can also make a very nice tree, and you can simply glue it where ever you want to have instant fullness and shape.
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What kind of glue would you use?
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Super! Actually I use the glue that comes with acrylic fingernails, but it's the same as superglue.
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