Attaching Java Moss To Wood

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by ChaseAce, May 26, 2018.

  1. ChaseAce

    ChaseAceValued MemberMember

    I've had Java moss attached to my drift wood for quite a few month but it recently started to fall off of the drift wood in some areas. Other areas look like the moss is staying in place.
    Is there a good way to keep moss on drift wood? It was glued with aquarium safe glue and now I have it tied down but its still not staying.
  2. DutchAquariumWell Known MemberMember

    The best way is to use super glue which is aquarium safe. the next best option is to use cotton thread which will break down eventually after the moss attaches to the driftwood.
  3. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    I use sewing thread, works great.
  4. OP

    ChaseAceValued MemberMember

    Okay, I'll try to add more string and hope it stays
  5. Keith83Valued MemberMember

    Gorilla glue gel. It works great
  6. Goldiemom

    GoldiemomWell Known MemberMember

    Just finished tying some to driftwood with cotton thread.
  7. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDudeWell Known MemberMember

    To keep it attached, you have to trim it from time to time so the bottom layers receive light and nutrients and not die.
  8. Vishaquatics (Koiman)

    Vishaquatics (Koiman)Valued MemberMember

    I agree with all the users above.

    I've wondered sometimes if the best way to attach java moss to something (be it driftwood or a rock) would be to put the moss in a blender and then create a paste out of it. Then you could take a paint brush and simply "paint" on the java moss onto the object. Not sure if this would work but that would be pretty cool, considering you would get extremely dense growth.

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