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Hey all!
Just thought I'd overshare some pics and info on a plant i've been working with. I know i'm too excited about it, but hey, tinkering is fun!
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Recently I decided to try growing a small moss type plant that I've seen around the Northwest in wet/dark locations in my nano!

Here are some exciting pictures from a few weeks of growth. I'm not sure it will keep growing well, but if this can actually keep doing well underwater this will be a fun and awesome looking plant to use in any nano :D
It reminds me of little stars, like a tiny tiny Tonina Fluviatilis

Still working (lazily) on an actual plant I.D.

Sorry for the picture quality (and dirty glass in the tank pic), this is a really small plant and I don't have the equiptment to get better pics

I'm gonna keep messing with it, I want to see if I can get a thick carpet or bush of the stuff.

How I found it in my backyard:
(dark green, delicate see through leaves, kind of on a "stem" but only grows in mats in other mosses)




A patch grown in my nano, this is about a week and a half of growth (the bright green tops, the darker green is dying off)


And here's the first baby stems that I put in 3 weeks ago, plucked out of the tank for a photoshoot, the original plant is basically dead, but small new growth is all over it.
Note: you can also see this piece in the above underwater picture, in the right top corner of the pic

 

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I'm from Vancouver, BC and recognize that moss, although I have no idea what it is called. It does thrive in the moist, relatively warm forests and is not aquatic. It may like being damp, but you won't have long-term success with it submersed. I'd use it in a riparium though. I could see it doing really well in one of those.
 

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Yeah, I figure it'll start falling apart in another month or so, but depending on how bushy and well it behaves after it gets more growth, It might be fun to use with some constant replanting and care. I think Hemianthus Umbrosum is also not a true aquatic, and mine sort of "dies" where it gets planted under the sand, then floats up. Maybe this stuff will be easy enough to manage.

I like the idea for a riparium, or maybe growing on driftwood poking out of the water!
 
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