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That plastic 'cloth' grid for moss walls...

and tying plants too - it comes in colors too. I have some in black from a craft store to use as anchors in eco-complete. Dark green, sand, etc also available. Any reason all the posts seem to show it in white? Anything wrong with using the colors? It seems like the color is IN the plastic, not painted on.
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Walmart and many craft outlets sell only the white.
Some craft shops sell round versions as well as colors. The round ones are great for making neat round perforated panels.
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It's called plastic canvas. My mom uses it for crafts. It's available in small squares, circles, diamonds, etc. Various squares-per-inch sizes are available.

The fewer squares-per-inch would be suitable for plants with larger root balls. The finest mesh with the most squares-per-inch would be suitable for spreading carpet types of plants.

You'll need to go to a specialized craft store to get the most variety--or just go online to get the sizes and colors you want.
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Hobby Lobby has a bunch of colors also. I haven't had any problems using the colors in my tanks for projects.

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It seems like the color is IN the plastic, not painted on.
Correct. It's just colored plastic. Same type of plastic that's used in plastic aquarium plants and decorations. No chemicals to leach out. It's as safe as any other colored plastic inside an aquarium.
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I use clear, which is really opaque, so that light can penetrate it and help grow my moss collection

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