5 Gallon Tank About Java Moss

Rose of Sharon

I have gravel as my substrate in my 5 gallon betta tank. I bought a piece of cholla wood with java moss already attached. When it is time for me to trim the java moss, is there a way for me to take the trimmings and glue them to another piece of decor?

Any pointers about how to do this, if it is possible?

Also, will java moss grow on gravel, and if so, how would I go about making this happen?

Thanks in advance for your help!!!!!
 

ruud

You can glue (there is dedicated glue for this in the trade) or tie java moss (fishline) to practically anything. Just take it piece and let nature run its course.

I have a very shallow vase filled with lave split (and water) and java moss on top. The moss attaches itself to the split. But it will do the same to aqua soil or gravel.

If you don't do anything in your situation, eventually, the moss will grow from the cholla wood to the gravel.
 
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Rose of Sharon

You can glue (there is dedicated glue for this in the trade) or tie java moss (fishline) to practically anything. Just take it piece and let nature run its course.

I have a very shallow vase filled with lave split (and water) and java moss on top. The moss attaches itself to the split. But it will do the same to aqua soil or gravel.

If you don't do anything in your situation, eventually, the moss will grow from the cholla wood to the gravel.
Ok, thanks!!!

I do already have the right kind of gel glue to glue plants to decor (already researched and bought).

As of now, the java moss is growing up. So I guess that it will eventually start growing out as well.

Again, thanks for the advice!
 
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PAcanis

Following, as I'm getting some java moss this week.

ruud , what about the trimmings? Can you grow java moss from the trimmings?

My driftwood is already underwater. I was going to use cotton thread. I've seen guys using thread on youtube. Maybe it eventually falls away. Plus it would be easier to work with than monofilament or fluoro.
 
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ruud

Yes, you can grow moss from the trimmings; this is actually how it grows in my vase (wabi-kusa).

I've used bio degradable cotton threads from ADA in the past. In my experience it degrades way before the moss really takes hold on wood. That said, I don't use any ferts, CO2 or a special light programme to speed up growth.

But it was way easier to tie than fishing line. Perhaps yours is not degradable so you can remove it until the moss is attached.
 
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PAcanis

Great info.
Thanks, ruud
 
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StarGirl

I use elastic rubber bands, the really small clear ones to tie plants. Then you just snip it off when attached. I have heard of fish getting cut or stuck in thread or fishline so you have to be really careful it is tight and there are no loops or anything.
 
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