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I'm looking for a type of mesh to use for moss tied to a round rock. Anyone know where I can find? I'm not talking about the hard plastic mesh for a moss wall, a more softer kind?.... I have some mini pellia that I want to tie to a large round rock.

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I'm looking for a type of mesh to use for moss tied to a round rock. Anyone know where I can find? I'm not talking about the hard plastic mesh for a moss wall, a more softer kind?.... I have some mini pellia that I want to tie to a large round rock.
I think I've seen that some folks have used hairnets? You could probably get them at Walmart or some place similar.
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Go to wally world and get those scrubbies that your spouse may use in the shower instead of a washcloth... take it apart and once you open it up it perfect size openings for the moss to grow through and you can twist it tight under the rock and secure it with cotton thread like a tie rap..

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Fish tend to get their scales and fins tangled, that's why ppl don't use that stuff more. A moldable aluminum mesh might work better.





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I'm looking for a type of mesh to use for moss tied to a round rock. Anyone know where I can find? I'm not talking about the hard plastic mesh for a moss wall, a more softer kind?.... I have some mini pellia that I want to tie to a large round rock.
use a Hair net you can buy them at most all "Mart" stores(wal,K etc)
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Thanks all for the replies. I"ll look for it today.
Oh its for my shrimp tank. :-)

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Fish tend to get their scales and fins tangled, that's why ppl don't use that stuff more. A moldable aluminum mesh might work better.
I use hairnet. Never had a problem. You would have to have a pretty large fish to get tangled in the large holes in a hairnet.

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Thats a concern of mine. How big are the holes in the hair net?

The plant im going to be tying down will be Mini Pellia. Its a very small plant.

Maybe some java moss or peacock moss as well.

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I use hairnet. Never had a problem. You would have to have a pretty large fish to get tangled in the large holes in a hairnet.
Or a pretty small fish, by the gill flap.

Catfish spines would be a likely candidate, too.





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I tried using the bath pouf (technical term for "scrubbie", lol) and it didn't work so well for me. My bottom dwellers kept getting tangled in it. You may or may not have that problem with shrimp.

What I did was to take dark colored cotton thread, placed the moss (I used riccia, same difference) on the driftwood, and then wrapped the thread around the driftwood and plant a zillion times, criss crossing, etc. Then I just tied the end to one of the loops. This worked beautifully for me for months until my riccia died b/c it became choked w/ algae. I never had a problem with the thread rotting either. Every month or so I would take it off and re-wrap it because my riccia used to grow like crazy. Moss, I would think, may attach to the rock after a while and you wouldn't have to worry about it anymore. I have no experience w/ that though because I have killed three types of moss in my tank - it just doesn't grow for some reason. LoL

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