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I'm not an expert but I don't see how you can get moss to root to you substrate. Is there a certain look you are going for as a carpet?
 

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I don't have any experience with weeping moss, but I am using java moss as a carpet in a small area of my tank.

I'm not an expert but I don't see how you can get moss to root to you substrate. Is there a certain look you are going for as a carpet?
You don't need to plant the moss in the substrate. By securing the moss to flat stones you can get a good carpet effect.
 

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I'm not an expert but I don't see how you can get moss to root to you substrate. Is there a certain look you are going for as a carpet?
you don't. you attach it to rocks or stainless steel mesh. you're essentially just weighing it down.

i'm not sure if weeping moss would be the best choice. you might want to try tiawan or xmas moss instead. java moss could work too.

i hope someone else that knows more than me will chime in.
 

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Hello. I was wondering if weeping moss would make a good moss carpet. Any suggestions?
Taiwan or christmas moss would be more suitable.

I'm not an expert but I don't see how you can get moss to root to you substrate. Is there a certain look you are going for as a carpet?
You attach the moss to pieces of slate or steel mesh that sit on top of the substrate.
 

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i guess you have to trim java moss to keep it from growing too long? (i assume you want it short to have the look of a carpet). does it stop at a certain length?

the java moss in one of my tanks has grown to about 1 foot long and it doesn't look like it is going to stop there :icon_eek:
 
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