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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-19-2005, 04:36 AM Thread Starter
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How long does it usually take Java Moss to attach to wood/rock?

Topic says it all I guess... Ive had some Java Moss for about 2 months now, and it has yet to attach itself to anything. Ive put it on rocks and on driftwood, and it would be floating around right now if I hadnt weighed it down with some lead bands. Maybe I misunderstood what I read... but isnt it supposed to "grow into" and attach itself to rocks/wood?

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it usually does attach somewhat easily for me but you have to keep it flat against the object.
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The best way to attach Java Moss to driftwood is to tie it down.

Get some 5 lb. fishing line to tie the stuff down. First of all what you want to do is to get the moss and spread it very thin over the wood and then wrap the fishing line around the wood and moss. Don't be afraid to use alot of line. I would do a wrap every 1/8 inch or so. With the light line when you submerse it you will not be able to see it. And soon the moss will start to grow over it. The best thing about using light line is that you don't need to remove it.

Once the moss starts to grow you will want to trim it close to the wood and soon the moss will cover the whole thing. By the time it is ready to trim you will notice that the moss has attached to the wood.

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