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Old 11-04-2013, 05:17 PM   #1
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Help with java moss.

I want to start putting live plants in my tank to give it a more natural look and I wanted to start with java moss. Can someone tell me how to plant it so it can be over my gravel like a carpet?
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When moss is used as a carpet, it's usually tied to stainless steel mesh with nylon string.

When tied to driftwood or non-smooth stone, cotton string can be used.

I have also used flat river rock by using an unraveled bath loofah. When stretched out and wrapped over a stone, it's like a thin mesh where the moss fronds will grow out from.

If you haven't purchased the moss already, I'd encourage you to go with a different moss than java (my least favorite). The growth is very erratic. Mosses like flame or mini Xmas have a better effect.
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I find that carpeting moss results in a detritus bed
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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This guy sells good SS Mesh to make that carpet.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=466705
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You can also but a little bit if gravel over it so it stays down
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