10-25-2011, 12:17 PM
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Hi ole friend!!
Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
How large of a wall do you want to make? Are you going to be using all three mosses? I don't think 1/4" openings are too large at all for Christmas Tree moss. I did a moss wall (which sadly was destroyed) of Christmas Tree moss and my material was black plastic mesh with 1/2" openings. I cut two pieces of the mesh in the exact same size, placed the moss in between, used black zip ties to hold the two pieces together and then used suction cups to adhere it to the back of the tank wall. It was great until my other half (while I was away on vacation) tried to free a tetra who had gotten stuck behind the wall. He decided a $3 fish was more important than a $200 moss wall. I was NOT happy.
I can find out from him where he got the plastic mesh, if you're interested. What is plastic gutter guard? I'm not familiar with that product.
It's been a long time Kym. I've missed your cyber-self!
I want to have the necessary hardware ready to go. I've grown a bunch of riccia that is floating and growing like mad. I'm getting some Christmas Tree and Java in soon. Thinking of using the riccia as a mat on top of the substrate and any of the mosses to cover the small wall-front of terraces. Also part of the back walls too.
I am interested in knowing where to get the proper mesh.
Gutter guard I got at WalMart. It is fairly flimsy black plastic hardware cloth. It the 1/4" diameter openings aren't too big, it would be ideal I think.
What do you think about having a riccia wall built using a thin piece of plastic with the moss pressed down on it by the mesh?
And it's very good to be in contact. I hope you're well, happy and real fishy!