Originally Posted by dfbiggs
I don't know if weeping moss or christmas moss grows any faster but I know those are popular with walls. I was thinking about using my Taiwan moss since it staying so pretty green. Yeah I think you would be waiting a while to cover a 4 ft wall..lol. My is only 10g..but I originally planned to do it to my 37g..but I would have to find a highlight moss..maybe a marimo moss wall.
A very long story but applicable to the topic at hand-I was going to do a four foot moss wall for the back of my display tank. True to my nature, I didn't want to wait forever for it to grow in so I ordered enough Christmas Tree Moss to fill in the wall well. This moss is hard to find locally in the states (I tried) and ended up ordering it from an oveseas company (from Kitten's backyard, Malaysia) and for the quantity ordered it wasn't cheap.
A month later I leave to go on a ski vacation (the wall is looking fabulous) and two days into the vacation I get a call from the B/F, who was babysitting the tank. He's freaking because a tetra is caught "behind" the wall and he doesn't know what to do. I tell him to leave it, you don't mess up a wall costing hundreds of dollars for a tetra that cost a few bucks (Inga, can you tell you two would get along just fine?
) but he can't leave it to "suffer" so he ends up destroying my wall trying to get the fish out. I was so disgusted upon my return home and seeing my tank. There were chunks and pieces of moss everywhere, a few sections of the wall had been pulled away from the suction cups and there were huge "holes" where moss had once been. I was disgusted and tore the hole thing out. The tetra survived and everytime I looked at that fish I thought "aarrgggh".