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have some xmas moss..and want lots of it What would be the fastest way to grow it? Unconvetional ideas are fine
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mind if i tag along? I am gettin like 3 or so strands of it and i want to grow it good too. lol thanx
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Well to bump this thread i do know how to get rid of it gomer.. Send me some!!! Hey Call me tonight about your email you have the home number still
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Marc, I actually can't find your home number(and it is too late right now anyways, so I'll try and call the one posted at A-S tomorrow while at work.


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Fastest way to grow X-Mas moss is emersed, yet still very wet.
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Thread here about how Loh Kwek Leong grows his:
http://www.killies.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=366

I'll be switching my 2.5G q/grow tank over to grow emersed x-mas moss now that I put the Anubias Nana into my 20g, well, after I clean out the X-Mas moss... must have got "bottom-of-the-barrel" stuff I was thinking of putting the moss on some "plastic canvas" grid stuff, then "floating" it on the surface of the water. That airstone setup you have in your pic, Nordic, might work perfectly to keep it moist.
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Nordic's way is very interesting but there are no co2 and nutrients.There are only lights
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There is CO2, in the air. Nutrients can be added to water. If he has it so the bubbles force water up to just wet the moss, it will be fertilized by any nutrients added to the water.
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Maybe there are only 1% of CO2 and 5% of fertilizer it can get :mrgreen: hehe.

I still prefer a small nano tank with 3.5-4 wpg light with a small eheim filter to inject co2. Fertilizers vary. I use this way to grow my riccia/moss before i sell to LFS.Takes only 4-6 days.The fastest way.....STEAL :twisted:
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I the supply of CO2 from the air is a lot more than you could hope to give via water....

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I wonder... i have a bucket with stones which is dark and shaded inside but warm. inside there is alot of splashing of water,,, wonder if it will grow in there

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Will the moss melt once it is grown submersed like most plants?
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Damn I wish I can get new batteries, can keep charge for more than 10 minutes anymore.....

I have a prime example of this right now.... The stuff whent pitchblack, but now green shoots are apearing everywhere, and I think its gonna be ok

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Ok. Did a bit of work on my 2.5G tank, and used Nordic's idea picture for a basis

"Plastic canvas" supported by nylon spacers. 2 bubble wands underneath. The plastic grid is a bit wavy, and I'll have to work on getting it all even, but so far, it's looking good. 13w AHSupply kit w/ reflector sits above tank.



Few more pics here:
http://www.daemonfly.com/images/moss...ubblewands.jpg
http://www.daemonfly.com/images/mosstank/mossfull.jpg
http://www.daemonfly.com/images/mosstank/mossside.jpg

Weights are there as the bubbles sometimes build up & lifts the "tray" just slightly, but right now, I'm thinking thats not really a bad thing. I'll let you guys know how it does.


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