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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-19-2006, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Using hair net in aquarium

I made a cork wall for my 29 gallon aquarium, attaching Java Moss to it with hair nets. The use of hair nets was a mistake. I am finding that the net acts like gill nets used for catching fish. I have now lost two fish to the net. They seem to work their way under the net, the get their head caught in the openings as they try to escape. The last loss was a cory who got the netting wrapped around his head. So, while the Java Moss looks nice back there, except for trapping algae, and it is a good "home" for my Cherry shrimp, hair netting is not suitable for that use, or probably for any use in the aquarium. I doubt that I will do a cork wall again, in any case, but if I did I would use some kind of rigid screening to attach the moss to the wall.

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Most of what I read says to tie it with cotton thread. It will eventually deteriorate, but by that time, the majority of the moss will be attached.
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I'm thinking of doing a wall much like this. Does the Java Moss actually attach itself in time? I have it shoved in a few holes in drift wood and what not and it is doing great! ...but I never knew it attached itself to anything?
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Yes, it will attach to wood, rocks just about anything given a little time. I've even got some that attached to some algae that was attached to glass!


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If I may ask, what is it's form of attaching? I have never seen my do anything like that. I can usually pull it out of the rocks that it has been wedged into even after a few months! I have noticed the bottom of some of the pieces seem to grow dark and look like they want to attach...hmm...
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