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stevenjohn21 07-16-2011 09:16 PM

Enough Light For a Moss Wall
 
Im trying my luck at a moss wall, i placed the moss inside 2 pieces of plastic craft net and attached it to the back of my 5.5 gallon tank. The light i have for the tank is for a 2.5 gallon tank and is only a 8 watt All glass tube. Will that be enough lighting for the moss to grow ? Also does anyone know how long it will take roughly before i start seeing progress ?

Christople 07-16-2011 09:54 PM

It took me a long time for the moss to secure but I wanna say not to fast for it to cover it all. Like more into months

stevenjohn21 08-26-2011 01:55 PM

Ok after 5 weeks i have seen little progress. Is this normal for a moss wall ? I know they take a while but surely the strands should be all over the grid by now.

http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/b...1/IMAG1186.jpg

Christople 08-26-2011 02:45 PM

I my self have never done one but it will take a long time...

redchigh 08-26-2011 03:13 PM

For faster growth, take it off the back and float it. Closer to the light, the moss will grow faster. Every week or so, take it out and flip it over. That will increase growth too.

Moss takes a while to settle, just give it time. Also helps to cut the moss into small pieces.


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