12-05-2007, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by verbosity
Is that a twig from a tree with moss on it?
That is so awesome!! What kind of moss, how do you keep the twig from rotting?
This looks just like my 15 tall (the tank not the contents) So I believe you are right.
It is a couple of branches cut from a bush in my front yard ... I really just cut the branches and pulled the leaves off and then stuck it in the gravel. So it hasn't had time to rot yet, but if it does rot I will probably just get a different shaped branch, borrow some moss from the old one, and build it again.
the moss was labeled "java moss" at the local fish store ... but I know there are at least 2 different kinds of moss in there because one has "furry" strands and the other has smooth ones. I also have a little bit of baby tears stuck up in the branches ... not sure if it will like being out of the substrate, but i will see.
I love my tank! it is so peaceful to look at. my bf makes fun of me for staring at it for hours on end. :) i hope the moss grows all over the gravel like grass. then i will keep it "mowed" with scissors.