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I'm still confused on how plants reproduce i wanna know how java moss, java fern and horwort reproduce so the can cover and are like i dont know how java moss covers a piece of driftwood.
How long will it take for java moss and java fern to cover a 5 by 2 piece of driftwood
will java moss and fern latch on to the wood as it grows?
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Usually, plants grow you trim an attach to the exsiting piece. It should take a couple months for java moss and ferns to be attached to the wood. That bulb is useless, and not worth the money. Depending on your size tank, you could get better deal on www.ahsupply.com
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You tie the moss and fern onto the wood (or rock). Over the span of 2-3 weeks it should be adhered to it and will grow to eventually cover it. How long depends on your system (lighting, co2, ferts, etc), and how big your wood/rock is.

For lighting, as John said, that's not for plants. AH has some great stuff, check them out. Beware, however, the higher the amount of light you use, the more important it is to have the other parameters (co2, ferts, etc) in line, or else it's algae time.

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