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Old 05-03-2006, 06:49 PM   #1
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Attachimg Moss

does anyone have a good suggestion as to attaching Java moss to driftwood?
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Old 05-03-2006, 07:21 PM   #2
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Thread, Fishing Line, and staples are all common methods. Biggest trick is to make sure you spread it thin when you attach it and keep it trimmed so that the bottom layer gets plenty of light and doesn't start dying off.
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i just shoved mine into little cracks in the wood becasue i didnt want to remove the thread/staples later. it worked very well for me but i had lots of paces to shove the moss in. if u have a smooter peice like maybe more of a branch this may not work.
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:34 PM   #4
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I just used black thread, and when it attaches and fills in, you no longer see the thread. I never took mine out, and don't see it.
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I used fishing line.
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Old 05-04-2006, 06:11 PM   #6
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will it eventualy attach it's self to the wood?
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oh ya. this stuff attaches to anything. i put a small clump on my gravel and i pickedit up 2 days later and it had like 40 peices of gravel attached to it. its crazy how fast it attaches.
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oh ya. this stuff attaches to anything. i put a small clump on my gravel and i pickedit up 2 days later and it had like 40 peices of gravel attached to it. its crazy how fast it attaches.
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It even attracts algae if not careful too. I keep ripping it out of my 75G, full of algae. And it keeps coming back, lol.

But mine is algae free in my 26G, with med lighting and using Flourish Excel.
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It even attracts algae if not careful too. I keep ripping it out of my 75G, full of algae. And it keeps coming back, lol.

But mine is algae free in my 26G, with med lighting and using Flourish Excel.
I have only a little over 1 wpg, so I hope algae will not be a problem
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You shouldn't have any problems. And if you do see a little, pull out the algae, and start dosing a little Excel. Should ward off the algae. It's greatly helped in my 26G, as well as faster growth.
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Well im not sure if this is the right way to do it or not, but i attached my using rubberbands. It didn't seem to effect water quality or anything like that. I had some rubber bands left over from the bags at the fish store when I bought the plants. I spread it over my drift wood putting a rubber band every few inches length wise and after a few weeks, slowly started clipping the rubber bands and pulling them off. It is all secured now, and I pull out a handful of moss every few weeks. The stuff grows like crazy. i have to constantly clean it up from the corners and near the crowns of my other plants as my tank is heavily planted and the stuff gets everywhere, but its well worth it for the asthetic value.
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