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I want to create a moss wall for the back of my aquarium. I was wondering what the best moss would be to create one. I hear that needle point grid is the best thing to grow it on. Just want some pointers as to how to do everything.

On another note, is mopani driftwood good for growing plants or should I go with some other kind of driftwood?

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Java moss grows like crazy and makes great walls but there are other options.
 

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Does anyone on here sell Java moss? I can never find it in the LFSs around here.
How many golf ball sized would you recommend for a 20 Long tank?
I'm thinking about going all the way across the back wall which is approximately 30" x 12" I believe but I would probably only go only about 9 or 10 inches high because of the substrate and stuff.
 

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I'd say no to java moss wall. Looks abit messy IMO. Check out these other moss walls:

Peacock moss wall::


Christmas moss wall::


?? Moss wall::


There was a user here years ago with a fissidens moss wall. Cleanest moss wall IMO. Sadly, I couldn't find a picture/thread of his/her tank. My guess would be 3 golf ball of java moss, lightly spread out in a 20Long would be a good start.
 

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I would really go with the moss wall. I want to to do one in my next tank. On the other note mopani will plant up amazingly well. My main tank is nothing but mopani and every piece has at least one plant on it. Anubias and java fern are very well proven in this and I have found no other plants (mosses excluded) that grow on it.
 

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Like pinoyboy said java ends up messy. I think one of the others looks better, peacock looks good.
 

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I like the x-mas moss... Do you think willow would work well?
 

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I think willow would look amazing.

Here's a picture I found of a willow moss wall:



 

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Trimming anything that isn't stem plants (excluding HC) is messy :icon_mrgr Even crypts are messy for me, I usually uproot the whole plant accidentally just to remove one stem :(
 

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BTW for those of you with a Hobby Lobby near by you can get the "trellis" stuff for 20 cents in a square foot. I'm thinking about doing a willow moss wall for my ebi. :D
 

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I do like the willow moss wall and peacock moss wall. Any suggestions on where to get one of these mosses? Does anyone know if Micheals or whatever has trellis?
 

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I got my willow moss at a lfs, these guys should have good info on it.

You should be able to find that stuff in any store with lots of sewing and crafting stuff. Joann's Fabrics would be better than Micheals.
 

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Flame moss sounds awesome as well!
Well all the LFSs around here are typically chain stores, but the ones that are not I don't think really have plants. Well at least moss.
So if anyone is selling it on here, I would love to buy some.
 

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I'd skip all of those and go with fissedens. It will take longer to grow in , but will be more manageable I think.
 

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Peacock Moss makes a beautiful wall. Other nice options are Fissidens and Subwassertang. I currently have a small ledge with Sub and one growing out with Fissidens.
 
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