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Old 7th March 2007   #1 (permalink)
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i want moss for my land area that will creep into the water. However i do not want to use java moss, any suggestions would be great. Also if you could tell me where I could find it, that would also be appreciated.



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Well, in my terraria, I use a combination of weeping, peacock, christmas, and taiwan moss. All of these are a beautiful deep green, and readily obtainable from online sources. It's often difficult to find them at your local fish store, but if you look on http://www.aquabid.com and type in "moss" under the search function, you can easily find any number of these (and even rarer mosses) going for a reasonable price.



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what kind off moss is on your land area, and what are the growing requirements for it?



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Actually, I have many types of mosses on my land area. The first type (and one of my favourites) is just live sphagnum moss. It likes higher humidity, wet soil, and bright light to flourish. I also have an unknown bryophyte (it looks like a cat-tail) along with golden club, taiwan, java, and christmas. These all pretty much like the same thing: lots o light, cooler growing temperatures, a constant source of humidity and/or water, and moist soil.



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well i was hoping to find a moss that would grow directly on gravel? is there anything like that out there?



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Taiwan, java, weeping, christmas (and pretty much any other type of epiphytic, semi-aquatic moss) will all grow healthily and rapidly on gravel, so long as they have access to the spray of a water feature or an effective (and nearly constant) source of humidity.



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