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Old 12-07-2014, 04:05 PM   #1
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Best species of moss for a "tree"

I'm going a 10gal rabbit snail tank and I rally want to make one of those driftwood trees with moss. How should I tie on the moss and what kind of moss will look best?

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Old 12-07-2014, 11:55 PM   #2
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Hi,

I'd go with mini Xmas moss, weeping, flame, Taiwan, or fissiden fontanus moss. I just wouldn't go with java moss due to its sporadic unruly growth pattern. You can use cotton sewing thread to tie it on.
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:53 AM   #3
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Definitely not Java moss.
I use fluorocarbon fishing line for attaching moss or rhizome plants. It's almost invisible under water. It doesn't reflect light. It will become visible if algae starts to build up on it, but by then you should be able to cut it loose as the moss should be pretty well attached.
Since I'm a fisherman, I've always got some around. I use Berkley Vanish (blue package). It's about $5 for 110 yard spool or 2 pound or 4 pound test. 2 pound obviously is thinner diameter.


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Old 12-09-2014, 12:29 PM   #4
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Good luck finding a fast reliable Soruce of moss, in VA and I have no clue where to get l. It takes a couple months to import and I'm still not sure it's coming... I'm currently waiting for weeping moss, I just love the look of it, like a widow tree
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Old 12-09-2014, 01:31 PM   #5
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Be careful when buying moss from overseas, they commonly don't have a license for importing it in most cases and it can be randomly searched and confiscated by the authorities.
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Yeah, very aware and I'm sure that's the case. If there's any American based moss sellers I've yet to find please to chime in..

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Old 12-09-2014, 02:20 PM   #7
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Yeah, very aware and I'm sure that's the case. If there's any American based moss sellers I've yet to find please to chime in..

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I got some killer mosses from hanaquatics.com, out of mass.

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Han is a good seller. Have you looked at Peabody's Paradise too? Also keep an eye out in the classifieds here and in The Planted Tank Forum.
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I'll 2nd the Han Aquatics recommendation. He's got some good stuff on his site and he answers any email questions you have too.
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I have just ordered from han and he seems like a good guy. He is a redditor and I he was nice enough to add a little extra in the package.
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I have just ordered from han and he seems like a good guy. He is a redditor and I he was nice enough to add a little extra in the package.
I just scooped up a nice plant deal too. First order came with an extra ball of peacock moss.. pretty cool. I've been meaning to try peabodys paradise, heard excellent things about plant quality, i want to employ some of the clay root tabs they sell too.. maybe Santa will get me some!

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