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HI ALL, first post!

I just purchased some moss BUT don't have experience "planting" it yet.  What is the usual method for attaching it to wood/rocks/etc? I've seen thread used, but it looks awful. I'll keep searching for more info but any tips folks here can give would be appreciated!

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A few strands of moss wedged into a crack or crevice or split in a rock or wood will develop a life of its own and expand to take over territory.  
 

I had java moss migrate from a rock and completely overtake nearby driftwood.

A strand of Java moss free floated in current and came to rest on a rock and within a short period of time I only saw a green lump of moss where the rock once was…

 

On one tank Java moss smothered my aquarium co op heater and continually needs to be pulled off.  It also covered my Co Op coarse prefilter to my canister filter though I never tried to put any there…

 

 

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Moss is like duckweek... Once you have moss, you'll always have moss.. There really isn't a wrong way to plant it. Just cram or wrap it around something.

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On 7/9/2024 at 5:10 PM, JD401 said:

HI ALL, first post!

I just purchased some moss BUT don't have experience "planting" it yet.  What is the usual method for attaching it to wood/rocks/etc? I've seen thread used, but it looks awful. I'll keep searching for more info but any tips folks here can give would be appreciated!

Here's one techniquev

But whatever technique you use, a lot of plants can look a little funny until they grow in, especially moss.

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CoryWithAKatana - THANKS!

- That video didn't show up when I did my own search!  SO SIMPLE!  🙂  Though my experience with Super Glue and what other people have mentioned makes me think all that glue will look pretty crummy for a while.

- What you all say about moss ending up everywhere is something that worries me... I've been putting off trying it for that very reason.

- I think what I need to do is look up just how moss grows... what is its root system like.  As someone with more outdoor garden experience than aquatic, moss is something BAD.  But it sure does turn into a bit of a carpet outdoors.  

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