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Andarial 10-19-2011 06:32 PM

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.

Boredomb 10-19-2011 06:50 PM

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.

k19smith 10-20-2011 12:38 PM

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.

Andarial 10-20-2011 12:58 PM

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.

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