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Carpet moss with sand

I was wondering if anyone here uses some kind of flat rock like slate to grow their moss on to use as a foreground/carpet since you can't plant moss onto sand. If you did, i was wondering how that worked out for you.
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my java moss is on top of sand and seems to be doing quiet well. i put a few small rocks here and there on it to anchor it down and i havent had any major problems thus far.

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One method is to buy a large bag of those lava rocks for landscaping from a garden center. Then tie the moss to those (make sure to rinse the rocks first) and set them where you please. The lava rocks serve two functions. One, they allow the moss to grip really well and two, they are porous so the substrate underneath won't get foul.
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call me crazy, but I use disposable chopsticks to keep the moss close to the sand.
The moss covered them after a while.

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call me crazy, but I use disposable chopsticks to keep the moss close to the sand.
The moss covered them after a while.
That's a cool idea. I'm gonna have to try that.
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You could try slate chips from landscaping shops. You'll get something that looks like the tank in this thread -
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=19488
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