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post #1 of 9 Old 05-30-2012, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Using window screen mesh to make java moss wall?

Saw a few java moss walls, and figures id give it a try!

Can I use window screen mesh? I've got a whole roll of it, it's made of fiber glass, and it seems clean and free of dust.

If not this, what else do I use?

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post #2 of 9 Old 05-31-2012, 12:18 PM
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Saw a few java moss walls, and figures id give it a try!

Can I use window screen mesh? I've got a whole roll of it, it's made of fiber glass, and it seems clean and free of dust.

If not this, what else do I use?
I would be very carefully of using window screen. Some of them contain aluminum and lead.

I have seen some people post of using a nylon scrub pad that is free of chemicals and looks like a hair net. Basically a plastic net that looks similar to a window screen.
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post #3 of 9 Old 05-31-2012, 12:30 PM
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You can buy plastic screens in the sewing/craft section of hobby stores that work well.
I think they're sold for needlepoint.

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post #4 of 9 Old 05-31-2012, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Ill have to look it up and do a bit more digging if i want to use it. Ill look at my lps and my local craft store for other stuff to use..Ugh..and i thought i was gonna have it easy!

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post #5 of 9 Old 06-02-2012, 10:51 AM
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have you ever gotten into fiberglass, yourself? its excessively irritating. it may be safe but if its not you're in trouble.

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post #6 of 9 Old 06-02-2012, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Why is it irritating?
i looked it up and it says nowhere about it containing lead or leaching chemicals.

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post #7 of 9 Old 06-02-2012, 07:51 PM
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Heh, theres nothing like running around swinging a stick only to have your hands start burning. Then to look at them and see them absolutely glistening from all the little glass fragments. Ugh!
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post #8 of 9 Old 06-02-2012, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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Oh god! Thats gotta sting!

Ive accidentally fallen into a cactus..one of the little ones, with lots of little thorns! So Painful!

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Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

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post #9 of 9 Old 06-05-2012, 12:18 PM
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its the fiberglass itself thats irritating.
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