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post #1 of 24 Old 05-29-2012, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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Java Moss ??

Hi there, I just got some Java moss through an online auction and I have managed to attach it to my sunken ship, a piece of rock, and a suspended plant Moss Ball (that all the java mossed fell off of before). I will attach pics soon...

How long will it take for the moss to attach to the objects?
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post #2 of 24 Old 05-29-2012, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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hi there, i just got some java moss through an online auction and i have managed to attach it to my sunken ship, a piece of rock, and a suspended plant moss ball (that all the java mossed fell off of before). I will attach pics soon...

How long will it take for the moss to attach to the objects?

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post #3 of 24 Old 05-30-2012, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Any advice??
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It will start to adhere to surfaces immediately, though it will probably take a couple weeks before you care remove the netting. However, it will attach to the netting too. IME you don't need the netting - just tying or wrapping it around something is enough. I would be concerned about the ball dying - did you cover a ball with it or just ball it up? It looks densely packed, which is not good for the plant.

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post #5 of 24 Old 05-30-2012, 10:00 AM
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It can take awhile for Java moss to get settled in before it starts to attach itself sometimes weeks. Also as its been already mentioned it might attach itself to the netting. String or fishing line is usually easier to tie down Java moss and remove it.
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post #6 of 24 Old 05-30-2012, 10:27 AM
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superglue works best for me although for you it would mean starting all over again. Get some fishing line for the moss ball
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post #7 of 24 Old 06-02-2012, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Update! Java Moss?

Took the netting and string off....I decided to leave the ball alone for now...
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post #8 of 24 Old 06-03-2012, 04:07 AM
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Hey,

Its looking ok, but when I have used java moss I just tied it on with either fishing line, or black cotton. I would spread it out though, looks a bit tightly packed, which is not necessary. It would go a lot further spread out. and once it takes off, it grows fairly fast so it will thicken up on its own.

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post #9 of 24 Old 06-03-2012, 07:01 AM
you might wanna think of adding rcs in there.the java looks very packed up.the leaves on the inside could die off and java is also know to collect a lot of detritus in it.the shrimps are the gardeners for the java moss

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post #10 of 24 Old 06-03-2012, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice! I got more than i knew what to do with! LOL I do have ghost shrimp in my 10 gal where the moss ball and the pirate ship are...i will def try to thin it out, i have a couple big rocks i can attach it to! :) I thougt about puttin shrimps in m 30 gal but I have a GBR in there that I think will make a snack out of them :( he already cleared out all the baby pond snails! LOL
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