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borneosucker 08-02-2010 10:58 AM

Java moss carpet
 
Would like to share some pics of my Java moss carpet... :-D ....Sorry for my blur picture, picture capture using handphone camera :-? :oops: :cry:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_cscGe32nujc/TF...0/DSC00318.JPG
Pic taken on 2nd July 2010...

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_cscGe32nujc/TF...0/DSC00339.JPG
This taken on 29th July 2010...they grow so dense in just few weeks... :-P


Just some teaser picture, you can read more here

~Cheers!

tanker 08-02-2010 11:19 AM

That looks really nice.

sik80 08-02-2010 11:58 AM

looks good. my java moss is growing slooooooowly

dfbiggs 08-02-2010 05:44 PM

I am so jealous. Looks great! Can you please tell me how you take care of this stuff? Also how do you keep the pad sunk. I am having major plant floating issues even after I tied them down with a rock tied to them and for my fine foreground I hairnetted and propped them in place with chop sticks and they still work their way up. This is getting very frustrating. Also what parameters do I need.. always mixed info.

Thanks,
Danielle

Inga 08-02-2010 07:24 PM

Looks Awesome! I love that!

onefish2fish 08-02-2010 10:54 PM

that does look great, how about a full tank shot?

borneosucker 08-02-2010 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by tanker (Post 437747)
That looks really nice.

Thanks tanker :-P

Quote:

Originally Posted by sik80 (Post 437775)
looks good. my java moss is growing slooooooowly

java moss and most moss are slow to moderate grower...but give them the right condition, they will grow better


Quote:

Originally Posted by dfbiggs (Post 437967)
I am so jealous. Looks great! Can you please tell me how you take care of this stuff? Also how do you keep the pad sunk. I am having major plant floating issues even after I tied them down with a rock tied to them and for my fine foreground I hairnetted and propped them in place with chop sticks and they still work their way up. This is getting very frustrating. Also what parameters do I need.. always mixed info.

Thanks,
Danielle

Hmm...let me see how I can help you....floating issues yeah?.....may I ask what is the exact plant you are growing? because generraly moss sinks. The only plant I can think off that grows like moss but float is "riccia". If riccia is what you plant, then they have the tendency to float, even if you tie them with a net :-(


Quote:

Originally Posted by Inga (Post 438030)
Looks Awesome! I love that!

hehe, thanks :D


Quote:

Originally Posted by onefish2fish (Post 438151)
that does look great, how about a full tank shot?

Ok, here it is the full tank shot :D.....my humble aquarium setup :D....pic takes using handphone camera :-?:|:cry::oops:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_cscGe32nujc/TF...0/DSC00353.JPG

I'm thinkin of changing the background plants to some other plants, maybe Anubias barteri...hmm....what do you think?

dfbiggs 08-02-2010 11:37 PM

Borneo,

I have Dwarf baby Tears, giant hair grass, and i bought a square foot of microsword that is now floating on the top of the water. I have tried netting but I can't even keep the netting down. i used thread to tie rocks to the giant hair grass and they still float.

borneosucker 08-03-2010 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by dfbiggs (Post 438199)
Borneo,

I have Dwarf baby Tears, giant hair grass, and i bought a square foot of microsword that is now floating on the top of the water. I have tried netting but I can't even keep the netting down. i used thread to tie rocks to the giant hair grass and they still float.

Ahh...I thought you were having trouble tying moss or moss alike plants.

Those plant you mention are rooting plants. You need substrate to plant them. Substrate of at least an inch thick, less then that, it's quite difficult to do planting, coz not enough to hold them. Possible but better stick to 1 inch and above :D

Substrate can be fine gravels, sand, or aquasoil.

Using a tweezer, grab it at the roots, and plant it into the substrate. Well that will be how you plant the plants you listed :D ~Cheers

dfbiggs 08-03-2010 12:24 AM

Well those are the plants I am having a hard time keeping down but I am going to make a moss wall for another tank since java moss wont work well in a high light tank. I recently purchased a plastic mesh specifically for tying down moss to make a wall or a pad. Are you using the stainless steel pad or plastic?


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