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    Growing moss as art

    I'm falling in love with the mosses and wondering if I can grow some moss - maybe over the fish tank area where the is some humidity.

    These are live
    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/20...a-masterpiece/

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    These are preserved but do give some idea of what might be possible (on a smaller scale)
    http://www.artisanmoss.com/

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    Photo sucks but you get the point. This looks awesome! Just glue moss to a mesh plate and attatch to back if tank for a gorgeous wall. Im doing this for my next tank. All shrimp all kinds of moss
    "Keep your sleeves wet"

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    Looks nice. I am actually thinking of doing some moss in the tank, and some out. Hve to think this through.

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    Thats a wabi kusa033b66dc2600108a0f9868540e048d8f.jpgmaxresdefault.jpg

    I love the tank wall installation piece because it has holes to plant plants inside and it trickles down water.

    https://youtu.be/11t8LwUL0Nc
    "Keep your sleeves wet"

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    Those are paludarium tanks.

    Wabi kusi are easily incorporated emersed grown plant/substrate balls that can be plopped into a tank for instant aquascape. Or kept long term in a bowl and high humidity.
    Last edited by Zenzu; 06-15-2018 at 11:31 AM.

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    They are super cool, here are some examples. Ada used to sell a ladder for their paludarium tank that could be used to display wabi kusa.

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    What a coincidence, I was just looking at how to make moss walls. Watch this YouTube video-----> https://youtu.be/p-YCa0lT6JQ
    It's very helpful and the youtuber is very knowledgeable.

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    Ah, so many great ideas. As soon as I can I am definitely going to add something. These are gorgeous. Thanks everyone.

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    One tip when growing a moss wall or moss on any object, keep it trimmed short for few months. This helps it grow closer to the rock/wall and attach easier. And when its established and attached make sure to trim regularly so the bottom portion doesn't die off and detach from lack of light.

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    Thanks. I've got the hots for the basic idea. Will see if I can swing it. I did set up a little empty quart jar I'd been saving (just had a nice shape) with a Wabi Kusa of sorts - I mixed some soil, coco fiber and clay and put an anubias nana, a couple types of moss and some other tiny carpeting plants and wrapped it up. It's about day 3 today and looks like the moss was starting to grow so fingers crossed. The water got a little clay in it, but starting to settle.

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    I've got a bit of a head start on you guys. I already have a couple sp's growing out for some projects.

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    Oh my goodness. That looks awesome! If I was still in shape I'd put on the ninja suit and sneak down the chimney to take some snippings. Very nice. How about a few more details on this tray growing - light, substrate, feeding.

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    Tray is sitting on the south side of a wall under a tree. It gets morning light for a few hours and then from about 10am until 4pm heavily shaded then it gets indirect evening light until sundown. Currently in a random potting soil mix slightly heavy on peat. Gets R/O misted when I can remember to mist it. The moss was scavenged local to my work because sometimes I get bored and I am always stuck at work and there are no fish stores nearby. So I frequently walk around looking for hardscape mats and terrestrial mosses/plants.

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    Sounds like you have the perfect job -and as close to a natural growing situation as is possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormvisions View Post
    Sounds like you have the perfect job -and as close to a natural growing situation as is possible.
    My job is horrible and doesn't pay well. It's also in Inglewood, go figure. Yeah, I like to keep most of my stuff as carefree as possible so replicating the perfect outdoor environment is a must. If I hadn't I probably would have lost all this moss months ago. It's starting to get hot though. I may have to move this tray indoors
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    Dude!!! This is a great idea! I was actually looking into buying a white/black background in order to cover my cords coming from my water filter... but this might actually be an even better idea!

    Edit:
    Forgot to click reply with a quote to Ravensrose29's post. Sorry. My reply was a response that reply of gluing moss and placing it in the back of an aquarium tank

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