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post #1 of 5 Old 05-16-2011, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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thoughts about using terrarium moss?


I have a piece of wood that has a round, drilled out indentation, that would hold a plant. It's too big to put a java fern off shoot in (which I have plenty of and could do). I took some terrarium moss (should be safe, contains no dyes etc) and stuffed some in this area of the wood. I'm wondering how long I could leave it in there, and if it will be begin to break down and cause problems. The moss medium may be a great place to now attach a java fern sprout, which I'd like to do. Does anyone have experience with terrarium moss in tanks?

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We'd have to know the species. Is it dead? alive? Dried?

Personally, I'd just get a rooted plant from a LFS, and drop the pot in the hole... Or get some java moss..

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We'd have to know the species. Is it dead? alive? Dried?

Personally, I'd just get a rooted plant from a LFS, and drop the pot in the hole... Or get some java moss..

You're probably right, I should find some java moss. I had this laying around. It's dried, but can be put in water for reptiles, snakes, frogs etc.

So far it hasn't "killed" any fish, but I'm wondering over time if it could be a problem as it breaks down and/or rots. I'll probably take it out soon, I was curious about it. It looks fine, though something actually live would be better. :)

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I bet it's peat or sphagum.. It'll lower PH and release tannins.. Other than that, it should be ok, as long as my guess is right.

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I bet it's peat or sphagum.. It'll lower PH and release tannins.. Other than that, it should be ok, as long as my guess is right.
Ooops, sorry I didn't tell you the type. You're right - it says "natural sphagnum moss" I couldn't begin to spell that if I didn't have the box in front of me. I'm impressed you can spell that!

So, it's fine to leave in for how long? Indefinately? Thanks so much for your help!

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