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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-06-2014, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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Which of the mosses is the least invasive? I want to keep it in specific area in the tank.

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Almost any moss can break off a piece and start a new crop in a new place.
Christmas moss has a tendancy to "drape" as opposed to Java which has no set direction in which new shoots go. But any can just be trimmed to suit. Letting it
get very big/bushy will cause the underside aria of it to die off for lack of light so
keeping it trimmed short will prevent this.
Fissidens are a moss which the name of may not come up in a reply to this question.
It grows very slowly so will only invade if you let it. But pieces will break off and
start somewhere else.

The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...
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Thank you, I already ordered some Fissidens fontanus. I'm making some moss covered covers for my intakes and I was thinking a couple of different kinds of moss would look better but I'm not a big maintenance guy so maybe I better not add anything that needs cropping.
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