java moss

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  1. mc 1

    mc 1 mad about fish

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    whata are the requirments
    of java moss anything special
    ps i want to tie it to a rock that i have does anyone know how???
     
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  3. Reafer

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    u need water and a little light to grow it :) it just grows quicker if given more light and ferts and generaly moss likes water on the cooler side. Just use some fishing line to tie it to the rock
     
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    I agree with reafer, realy easy to keep and grow, quite expensive here, R50 for a small ball just down the road from me, if u keep your eyes open on the forum there are ocasional give aways of the stuff. I use cotton thread as the moss will attach itself to whatever u tie it to and then the thread will disintegrate and be filtered out.
     
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    mc 1

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    i am getting some from a very generous risen
    thanks for the help
     
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    I prefer to use black cotton to tie it to things. A: you can't really see it, and B: it will biodegrade itself after a while causing no harm to anything around it. Fishing line will stay there forever...
     
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    It also likes a bit of current.
    I've got moss growing well in bright and dim lighting, and it's really low maintenance.
     
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    Dirk Dwarf Catfish

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    What actually works very well for attaching mosses are elastic bands. They hold the mosses tightly against the rock or log for about four weeks and then they rot / perish and can just be syphoned off. Rubber is made of natural products as a result of which is is not toxic to fishes.

    Kind regards,

    Dirk
     
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    great tip "tanks" prof :D
     
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    mc 1

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    i tied it down with some black cotton and it seems to be doing well:bigsmile:
     

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