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Old 11th February 2013   #1
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Default Java Moss Ropes - Moss creations - Moss walls - Crafty Ideas

Inspired to get crafty with help from the various geniuses on these forums I have decided to start playing with some moss ideas.

I decided to start small & make some hanging ropes - just by plaiting some fine rope & weaving in java moss.

I'm really happy with the final results -
Will be interesting how long it takes to look like green mossy rope :)

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I'll be making some weird creations & coming soon ideas for moss wall -
I will post pics as I do & I'll update the moss ropes as they grow. :)

If you've made anything with moss or plants & have crafty planted ideas post them here with pics :)



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Old 11th February 2013   #2
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Default Re: Java Moss Ropes - Moss creations - Moss walls - Crafty Ideas

Although these are from my shrimp tank, here is a moss mesh that i plan to use on my future tank,I will use one with smaller holes and attach the mesh to my pvc pipes
I also have a moss wall and the moss is starting grow out of the holes
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Old 12th February 2013   #3
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Default Re: Java Moss Ropes - Moss creations - Moss walls - Crafty Ideas

Here's some riccia moss tied to a piece of wood w/ black string. Your ropes look really cool. I'm also quite jealous of your java ferns, they look nice too.
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Old 12th February 2013   #4
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Here's some riccia moss tied to a piece of wood w/ black string. Your ropes look really cool. I'm also quite jealous of your java ferns, they look nice too.
I love that frog bowl sooo much ❤🐸
The riccia looks fantastic - I'm about to buy a lot of different mosses to see which ones work the best - I've got a punnet of riccia ordered too :)



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Had a few minutes to spare and picked up a huge amount of java moss the other day which inspired a creation - which seems to be a hit :)

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Are you goin to train them to swim through the loop? =))



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Are you goin to train them to swim through the loop? =))
Yup

Axolotl agility assault course!

I would love to set up a vertical pole line so I could train an axolotl to run the course then weave through the verticals Just need to add a ramp & a seesaw / teeter totter & a LOT of patience & worms for training lol



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hey, if goldfish can be taught to play soccer (albeit very basic rules....), why not agility for axolotls!



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Old thread but worth reviving. How exactly did you create these? Whenever I try to tie java moss around anything it just snaps. I like the budgie rings and I really want to get java moss growing around the filter inlet pipe and spray bar to conceal them.



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Default Re: Java Moss Ropes - Moss creations - Moss walls - Crafty Ideas

I don't think they are actually tying the moss branches themselves, but attaching the moss with string. Aquascapists usually use fishing line or sewing thread. Fishing line is good because it's invisible, but if it's something that will be around for a while, sewing thread is nice because it eventually dissolves. By the time the string dissolves java moss will root itself to whatever it is growing on (if can.) It won't root into things like polished rock or glass, but it can root into natural wood or stone. You can't "plant" it for some reason though -the buried parts will rot.



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Whenever I put java moss in my tanks, it just dies.



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I would love to see more mossy stuff. I really hope someone updates!



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Default Re: Java Moss Ropes - Moss creations - Moss walls - Crafty Ideas

My mossy creation:

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The tank isn't ready yet. :) I just put LEDs in (the lights on this picture are the standard TLs - they were bright as heck!) and will order plants soon!



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My mossy creation:

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The tank isn't ready yet. :) I just put LEDs in (the lights on this picture are the standard TLs - they were bright as heck!) and will order plants soon!
You're so organized, I want you to come and decorate my house.



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LOL I would love to, Zerrin! Decorating is awesome to do (o:



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