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Moss carpet?

I was thinking that a moss carpet would look pretty cool? does nay one have pictures of this? What a good moss to use?

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No pictures but I think Flame Moss would be a nice moss to use for this idea. IMO it grows a little more quicker than Java Moss.


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I wouldn't do a moss carpet necessarily, it would probably look too messy. BUT if it was in a corner or in one area it might not look that bad if you could make it flow.
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If you do a search for moss wall, then turn your head sideways, you'll get an idea of what it might look like.

Flame moss would be ideal. Taiwan/Christmas moss would probably work ok.

Moss does harbor lots of crap that settles in the tank, even when not covering the bottom of the tank. Keeping it clean and attractive would prove difficult I'd think.


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If you do a search for moss wall, then turn your head sideways, you'll get an idea of what it might look like.

Flame moss would be ideal. Taiwan/Christmas moss would probably work ok.

Moss does harbor lots of crap that settles in the tank, even when not covering the bottom of the tank. Keeping it clean and attractive would prove difficult I'd think.
LOL I like the "turn your head sideways" suggestion

Shrimp are pretty good at keeping moss nice and clean... takes quite a few shrimp, however.

James I'm jealous that your flame moss does better than java- I like flame sooo much better, but java moss always just takes over any tank I've ever put it in





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I just realized that it starting to look like flame moss instead of the pressed against the wood moss thatI started wih. It does collect alot of debris and I been getting lazy with school and my birthday this saturday that I havent got to cleaning it. I want to do a carpet with it eventually but not using mesh. I want to create one of those hilly atmospheres at the side of the tank that leads throughout the mid ground from the frontground. Using small to medum to large sized rocks to accomplish this and then having a sand foreground(maybe with a lobelia species or something in front of the larger rocks). Just a shrimp tank plan lolz.


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i have a java moss tied onto a piece of flat mopani driftwood that i use kind of like a carpet. For me, cleaning it is pretty easy, i just take a turkey baster and squirt it in the java moss.
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I've used Java and Taiwan moss as foreground carpets to good effect in shrimp tanks. Laurel is right - LOTS of shrimp keep it clean.

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Flame Moss...grows a little more quicker than Java Moss.
Are you sure you have flame moss?!? Based on my experience, I'd say it grows 1/2-1/4 as fast as any 'normal' moss like Java/Taiwan/Peacock...
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