Tying moss to driftwood

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by katiemorrison94, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. katiemorrison94

    katiemorrison94Valued MemberMember

    I recently got a piece of driftwood. I would like to tie some moss to it. Any one have experience doing this? I heard java moss is good to tie on the driftwood with clear fishline. Is there any other item i can use to tie the moss on? How much should i tie in one area?

    Thank you!!!!
     
  2. Mcasella

    McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    The how much question depends on what look you are going for. You can attach it to rocks, mesh netting (the hard plastic type that is used in cross stitching), and even to other plants, though I don't recommend the last one as it is hard to pry back off of it.
    I have a piece that has some java moss on it, but I just wedged it into a space on it and left it be, but mine have some interesting nooks and crannies in them, so you may not be able to copy that.
     
  3. Flowingfins

    FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    I just tried superglue for putting plants onto stuff, it works wonders! I used the locktite brand(in gel form). It is 100% fish safe too!
     




  4. Quibbles

    QuibblesValued MemberMember

    I use a thread, and just strap it on to the wood. The thread begins to decay after a while, but by that time the moss will have secured itself. A clump is a good description of how much moss to use. That can be interpreted any way. Good luck!
    Edit: don't use heavily dyed thread.
     
  5. Plecomaker

    PlecomakerWell Known MemberMember

    Clean rubber bands or my kids little elastic hair bands :)

    unwaxed dental floss maybe
     




  6. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    I've heard those fine mesh hairnets that food service workers have to wear are great for this sort of thing. Never got around to trying it though. I did buy a small package of 5 at the dollar store;)
     
  7. OP
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    katiemorrison94

    katiemorrison94Valued MemberMember

    Does the wood have to be dry to attach with super glue? Ive already been soaking my driftwood trying to get it to sink.
     
  8. OP
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    katiemorrison94

    katiemorrison94Valued MemberMember

    Your fish dont eat the thread once it starts decaying?
     
  9. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    No, super glue actually cures faster in the presence of water;)

    Not that I've seen, though I can see it being an attraction! Something else I've seen used though I'm not sure of the safety of it, is rubber bands. Natural rubber, undyed. They hold the plants well but they're ugly and when they break down they simply break without snapping and then you can pull off the bits.
     
  10. Quibbles

    QuibblesValued MemberMember

    I never have had that happen.
     
  11. Angels4

    Angels4Valued MemberMember

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    Here is one of my Java moss tied to a stone , I have a couple .I used the small fishing line .
     
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  12. OP
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    katiemorrison94

    katiemorrison94Valued MemberMember

    Thats probably what ill end up using. Thanks!!
     
  13. Jaybally

    JayballyValued MemberMember

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    I dono if ya can see it the coral rock at the back if I tied moss to that would it eventually grow covering it all???
     
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  14. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Java moss will attach itself to just about anything it can get a grip on:)
     
  15. Angels4

    Angels4Valued MemberMember

    Yes , it will grow over your entire rocks ! I keep mine cut back to just the one stone , I took a chunk out this morning , I dont want it to take over ha ha
     
  16. Mifuluhu

    MifuluhuWell Known MemberMember

    I just tie Java moss to my driftwood as well. I used stretchy thread (like used in beading jewelry). Has held up great and the moss is growing around it quickly.image
     
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  17. Jaybally

    JayballyValued MemberMember

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    MifuluhuWell Known MemberMember





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