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post #1 of 4 Old 10-19-2011, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Trying to grow moss on rock

Ok so I've heard it's possible and I talked to the people at the pet shop (though god knows how helpful they are XD) I was wondering what I had to do to get some moss to grow on some rock. I bought a tufa rock, the white porous rock, and I guess all I need to do is some how root the Java moss I got onto it right? but how? XD I feel like I should tie it? I dunno, ask any question and I will answer it as best I can.

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post #2 of 4 Old 10-19-2011, 06:50 PM
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Just take the moss and put it on the rock tie it down with string or fishing line and wait. LoL I have heard of people taken mesh (what kind I don't know lol) and putting it over the moss and then taken fish line or string and tieing it down. Hope this helps somewhat. I have heard it takes longer for the moss to take ahold on rocks so be patient.
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post #3 of 4 Old 10-20-2011, 12:38 PM
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In my tanks it takes forever it seems like for the moss to actually root to the rocks. I like fishing line because you can't see it.
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Thanks I guess my thoughts on the idea to tie it down was correct XD. I mounted my java moss down and placed a baby java fern on top of the crown of the rock hopefully it will grow there too. I am excited and hope it won't take too long but I can only wait and see. Fish and plant keeping is all patience no? Thank you again guys <3 it was very helpful perhaps once I have my camera recharged I'll try to take pics of it again.

40 gallon with 13 hermit crabs- 11 PPs, 1 E, 1 Straw
25 Gallon
~2 Dwarf Puffer- Sidney and Cairo, 4 Amano Shrimp, 4 Blue Pearl Shrimp, 4 Yellow Cherry Shrimp, 2 Mandarin Cherry Shrimp, Too many RCS, 4 Crystal Red Shrimp, 4- Otos

5 gallon
~White/Teal/Red Betta- Phantom, Snails

25 Gallon
~Leopard Gecko- Desert Rose
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