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I have a 10 gallon tank with an over powered light. Finnex fugeray Planted+. I would like to start a red cherry colony. I think I got all females but that's for a different thread. 

I'd like to create a bright green background so the cherries pop against the green. I'd like to make a moss wall. But what kind of moss should I get? I was thinking Christmas moss because it's supposed to do better in higher light than java moss. Open to suggestions. 

I was thinking about starting the moss wall flat in the bottom of my q-tank. But I think that won't work out because the change in lighting and water might cause a meltdown. I'm probably going to buy a couple mats of whatever moss I get and then weave pieces into some crafting mesh. Then use some suction cups to secure the mesh to the tank. I've seen the video using two pieces of mesh but that seems unnecessary. But if I get feed back to the contrary I have enough mesh to make it work. I just hope my constant battle against black hair and brush algae doesn't win over the mats. 

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On 8/12/2021 at 7:35 AM, Ryan F said:

I have a 10 gallon tank with an over powered light. Finnex fugeray Planted+. I would like to start a red cherry colony. I think I got all females but that's for a different thread. 

I'd like to create a bright green background so the cherries pop against the green. I'd like to make a moss wall. But what kind of moss should I get? I was thinking Christmas moss because it's supposed to do better in higher light than java moss. Open to suggestions. 

I was thinking about starting the moss wall flat in the bottom of my q-tank. But I think that won't work out because the change in lighting and water might cause a meltdown. I'm probably going to buy a couple mats of whatever moss I get and then weave pieces into some crafting mesh. Then use some suction cups to secure the mesh to the tank. I've seen the video using two pieces of mesh but that seems unnecessary. But if I get feed back to the contrary I have enough mesh to make it work. I just hope my constant battle against black hair and brush algae doesn't win over the mats. 

I think Java Moss would work great. Two or three mats  from Aquarium Coop would be enough. 
For algae control here’s the formula I use. 
-less light or a shorter photoperiod 

-clean up crew of Amano Shrimp and Otocinclus 

-lots of plant mass to outcompete the algae

-If necessary, dose Easy Carbon or Seachem Excel. 

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Christmas moss will work, just remember to start attaching it from the bottom up because the top will always hang down and be prepared to eventually have to keep trimming it back because the overlap will completely shade what's below. Phoenix moss will work also but it doesn't grow as fast, however it also involves less trimming. I've go both in my tank attached to driftwood,

PS: Shrimp love the moss, and they are also the best cleaning crew for it. My moss is at any given time populated with dozens of Blue Dream, and a few Amano shrimp.

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