How do you attach java moss to driftwood?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by kinezumi89, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    Hi all,

    I recently became the proud new owner of some of Jaysee's world-famous java moss. I got a couple cool pieces of driftwood for my betta tanks and would love to attach the java moss to them, and try and avoid getting it all over the tanks :p

    So how do you do it? I've attached anubias by just wedging it in a conveniently-located crevice, and by tying it with fishing line. But how can you tie a million tiny pieces of java moss to driftwood? Do you just set it there and cross your fingers? :p

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  2. AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    Re: How do you attach java fern to driftwood?

    Place the moss on the driftwood and wrap it with sewing thread. The moss will eventually attach to the wood and grow over the thread. The thread over time will break down.

    In this pic, imagine the tissue paper is the moss that I placed on the driftwood. Notice I used green sewing thread and wrapped it around the tissue paper to hold it still.

  3. kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    Thanks for the visual! ;) Works for me, I'll do that :) I'll put up a picture when it's done (I'm planning on playing musical tanks this weekend). Thanks for your help! :)

    Do I need to worry about bunching it up too tight? Like, does it need room to "breathe," or if I make a thin layer and tie it on, will that work?
  4. AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    I'm a visual learner and like to give visual aids when I present. Lol.

    I would spread it out in a thin layer. Doesn't really need to breathe, but it needs access to the light. From my experience when I bunch it, the bottom layer turns brown while the top layer grows.
  5. kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    Makes sense to me :) Thanks for your info!
  6. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

  7. kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    Oh no! I do that all the time :;smack If you could please fix it, I would greatly appreciate it :)
  8. AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    I didn't even catch that. I automatically saw Java and Jaysee and remembered his RAOK about moss. can always edit your "Title" by going to the "Edit" button then to the "Go Advance"
  9. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    AP beat me to it ;) thanks. Just wanted to be sure before I edited your title LOl
  10. kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    Thanks, I thought only mods had title-editing powers! Duly noted, and thanks for the fix ;)
  11. Landozer18Well Known MemberMember


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