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aunt kymmie 11-16-2008 10:31 PM

Pellia moss
Can anyone tell me anything about pellia moss (Monosoleum Tenerum )other than what I read on the web? I gave up trying to find peacock, taiwan or christmas tree moss so I purchased pellia moss on line @ aquabid. I want to build a moss wall. Will this stuff fit the bill??

daisycutter 11-18-2008 06:51 AM

i think its much slower growing than the other mosses i have some i got by acident its doing well but is growing very slowly
the name is a bit misleading as its not widely used if you google subwassertang you will get much more information:-)

aunt kymmie 11-18-2008 10:24 AM

Ah...thanks so much for the info. I'll go google that now. Thanks!

aunt kymmie 11-21-2008 05:40 PM

Well, the moss arrived today. I ordered four portions and received four portions of what looks like overly wilted lettuce. :-( It's four brown blobs with only very small parts of green poking through it. For now I just threw it in my small tank as I didn't want it "messing" up my large tank as it's "shedding". Any ideas on what I can do to attempt to "revive" it??

fish_4_all 11-22-2008 05:33 PM

Yu can let it float and give it plenty of light so the remaining living parts have best chance to really get a good start. Some good micro ferts will help it also if you don't have any other ferts to give it.

aunt kymmie 11-22-2008 06:22 PM

It was such a brown mushy mess I removed the entire mass of it from the tank and pitched it. It had totally fallen apart and the water was completely littered. Nothing about it looked like moss...more like loose brown anacharis leaves. It took me about two hours to net all the gunk out of the tank. What a mess and what a waste of $45.

I've got some Christmas moss coming from Malaysia. Hopefully, when (if?) it arrives I'll have better luck.

Thanks for the response!

fish_4_all 11-22-2008 06:30 PM

It still might have grown so if you have any of it you can try this.
Put it in a tank/jar in a sunny window and add some micros and let it go for a while. Moss can be some pretty tough stuff and there could be spores or dormant parts that will come back to life.

aunt kymmie 11-22-2008 07:21 PM

Okay, I'll do that and see how it goes. Thanks!

daisycutter 11-25-2008 06:45 PM

oh dear i got mine by acident with some java moss its pretty tough i started with a small bit about (............) this big its now a small mass about 8-10 times that
having it arrive in that state is still a kick in the nuts hardy or not :redmad:you paid for 4 portions of LIVE moss

aunt kymmie 11-25-2008 07:29 PM

I put what little I could salvage in a glass in the window with some micro ferts, as fish_4_ all suggested. It's green, but it's just tiny little pieces. We'll see what, if anything, happens with it.
A kick in the nuts sounds just about right!

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