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Moss to cover driftwood/rocks

I have a 20g tall with dual 18w t5 ho 6500k bulbs. I don't dose anything, this is low tech, low maintenance, low cost tank. I am looking for some moss or other plant to grow on driftwood and rocks. I prefer something that WILL NOT grow like a weed and have to be trimmed every week. So slow growing is fine. What mosses grow the shortest? I would like it to be nice and short to the wood and rocks. Pics of your mosses would be appreciated.
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You might like Fissidens fontanus.


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I can just tie it to wood or rocks and it will spread on its own? Can you just trim it if it gets to long?
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No one else grows moss?
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You might like Fissidens fontanus.
+1 Grows super slow. Other mosses grow very stringy in low tech set ups and don't look that great. As with all mosses it is easier to get it to attach to driftwood although you can get it on rocks.

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Yeah I love fissidens. Only problem with fissidens is that it collects a lot of dirt. I fluff my bush of it every week before my water change to get all the crap out. Still one of my favorites regardless

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+1 on fissidens...also I have attached riccia to rock pieces and it grows really slow and does fine in my low tech tank

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+1 on fissidens...also I have attached riccia to rock pieces and it grows really slow and does fine in my low tech tank
Really? I have always heard riccia won't grow well immersed unless in a high tech.

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Really? I have always heard riccia won't grow well immersed unless in a high tech.
This is what I have read too. But I did see that you can let it float and it will grow better. Then when it's the size you want it you can tie it down. Has anyone ever done that?
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I am having a hard time finding fissidens fontanus. Phoenix moss ya? Can't seem to see it for sale on any of the websites I go on. Java, Christmas, flame, and pellia. Pellia looks really cool. Anyone have experience with those?
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This is what I have read too. But I did see that you can let it float and it will grow better. Then when it's the size you want it you can tie it down. Has anyone ever done that?
Submersed riccia always grew terribly for me unless it was in a high tech setup. Although floating on the surface in high or low tech set ups it grew like a weed usually covering the surface completely within a week or two

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I am having a hard time finding fissidens fontanus. Phoenix moss ya? Can't seem to see it for sale on any of the websites I go on. Java, Christmas, flame, and pellia. Pellia looks really cool. Anyone have experience with those?
There's a bunch of people selling it here in the swap and shop. Also, there's a ton of it on e b a y as well.


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I fluff my bush every week before my water change to get all the crap out.
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