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How tight to tie moss?

Sorry if this question has been asked before (couldn't find anything via search), but how tight should I be tying moss to rocks? There are some sections where it's kinda fluffy and held loosely against the rocks. Is that ok? Will it attach faster if it's tied down tightyl? It's taiwan and peacock moss if that makes a difference. Thanks
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TIght!!!! it willl be force to attach to the rock

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Doesn't need to be really tight. Just enough to hug the rock. It will attach regardless.

The trick is to spread it thinly and evenly. This ensures light will reach the bottom layers, where it can grow and attach faster.

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The trick is to spread it thinly and evenly. This ensures light will reach the bottom layers, where it can grow and attach faster.
I can't stress this enough. Also trim, because if it gets too thick the moss that is anchoring to the wood or rock will die, and your moss will start floating away.

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Alright, thanks guys
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Peacock/Spiky Moss will never attach. One of the good things about Peacock/Spiky Moss is that it isn't as sensitive to being tied down too thick as some of the others are.

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Peacock moss won't attach? :X
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hahha nopes...i was looking at mine the other day and figured that it doesnt attach since its been a few months already
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hahha nopes...i was looking at mine the other day and figured that it doesnt attach since its been a few months already
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Does Taiwan moss attach? Or which mosses don't attach? *sigh* What a waste of money, lol.
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welll its not a waste of money persay...it looks nice and my cherries like to hide out in it and eat
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welll its not a waste of money persay...it looks nice and my cherries like to hide out in it and eat
Yeah, but I've got a weird shaped rock with nooks and crannis that requires a LOT of tying/string/fishing line to hold the moss down, so I was hoping it would be a temporary look until it attached, lol. I guess I'll just have to cover up the whole surface with moss tied down, instead of the half-moss-half-rock look I was going for

How well does Taiwan Moss attach? I've got a bit of it too.
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Taiwan does attach, but maybe not as good as what you're looking for. Peacock/Spiky Moss (same moss different names) is my favorite, it grows fast and looks great. You just have to see how they grow to know how to use them. From the rock that you are describing, you might want to try a moss like Xmas or Creeping. They seem to attach and spread along surfaces better. Check this site out for moss info.

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Bah, I didn't realize there was such a big difference between the types of moss. I guess I'll sell the peacock moss to get some Xmas then Thanks

EDIT: Yeah, I did check out that site, but I didn't see any mention of peacock not attaching, and I liked the look of it :/
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So.....what's the verdict on this one? Which mosses will stick? Peacock? Taiwan? Xmas? -_- .... lol
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Chorna, Pick the moss you want and keep it. After a while it should send out rhizoids (spelling?) aka rooty things and should stick. If wost comes to wost use a bit of super glue to help hold it on. You'll never know you glued it on after a few months...

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