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ralp
28th Apr 2005, 09:59 PM
Hi everybody,

iam just wondering about the different types of moss. Here in Sweden is just one kind of moss usual. Javamoss (Vesicularia dubyana?). What are the difference between the other? Or is it just different name for the same plant?

Thanks in advance.

Regards. Ralp

P.S.: Is it possible to buy the other types in Europe (Germany or Sweden)?

Robert
28th Apr 2005, 11:55 PM
Hi Ralf,
yes, all these new mosses are different species, at least the ones which got no fantasy name like "mini taiwan moss". To find most these mosses is almost impossible. What yu can find wih a lot of luck is Java moss (Taxiphylum barberi), Singapore moss (Versicularia dubyana) and perhaps stringy moss (Leptodictyon riparium).

I have some more mosses like the mentioned ones. At the moment I have:
Java moss
Singapore moss
Weeping moss
Erect moss
Taiwan moss
Stringy moss
an unidentifieed Taxiphylum species, similar to Java moss

and I also have some lverworts: Riccia fluitans, Monosolenium tenerum and the seaweed-like liverwort. Send me a pm if you are interested in some of them.

best regards

Robert

silane
28th Apr 2005, 11:59 PM
Stringy moss is a no no for CRS tank, they like the newly grown fronds, my string moss is really stringy now.

Robert
28th Apr 2005, 11:59 PM
Hi,
I do not have pictures of all my mosses, sorry. Here is a picture of a Taiwan moss frond:

http://people.freenet.de/r.gall/TaiwanMoos.jpg

This picture shows Singapore moss (left one) and stringy moss (right one):

http://people.freenet.de/r.gall/unknownmosses.jpg

This is stringy moss too:

http://people.freenet.de/r.gall/stringy_moss.jpg

And this is the seaweed-like liverwort:

http://www.shrimpnow.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_new_liverwort01.jpg

Best regards

Robert

ralp
29th Apr 2005, 05:01 AM
Thanks alot to all. Iam a newbie, when it comes to the way you "aquascape" your nice shrimptanks. I have plans to setup a new tank. Therefore iam wondering how you manage to tie the moss at the driftwood, stones or meshes. What do you use?

Regards. Ralp

Pconnieae
29th Apr 2005, 06:31 AM
To tie the moss to a driftwood I just use cotton yarn. You won't see the moss anymore when it grows.

kross
29th Apr 2005, 01:46 PM
I tie the moss to pebbles in order to create a "terrain" look when fully grown. :)

ralp
29th Apr 2005, 04:13 PM
Kross - Do you also use cotton yarn like Pconnieae?

amidala
29th Apr 2005, 04:29 PM
Hi ralp,

I grow Taiwan moss on a styrofoam backing by tying them to the backing using a thin fishing line. In fact any kind of cotton thread would work fine as well - after the fronds grow out you will not be able to see the lines. :D

Here's how my moss wall looks:

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/2/1/3/crs-tank.jpg


Hope this helps! :)

ralp
1st May 2005, 04:49 AM
Thanks amidala and all the others. In two weeks i will start a new shrinktank setup in singapore/taiwan style :D

Regards. ralp

ah_siao
1st May 2005, 10:39 AM
use thin fishing line will do the trick also. remember to soak your driftwood before tying

zip
29th Oct 2005, 08:57 AM
Hi all, here's a kind of moss the people love to have in Taiwan.
Coral Moss >translated directly from Chinese.


http://joedi.myweb.hinet.net/Coral moss.jpg
http://joedi.myweb.hinet.net/Coral 2.jpg

kimco
29th Oct 2005, 09:51 AM
Those coral moss looks more like liverwort than mosses with branching thalli.

KG

NanoDave
29th Oct 2005, 10:26 AM
Hi all, here's a kind of moss the people love to have in Taiwan.
Coral Moss >translated directly from Chinese.


Hi Zip, welcome to Shrimpnow! :)

zip
29th Oct 2005, 02:32 PM
Those coral moss looks more like liverwort than mosses with branching thalli.

KG

lol,Yes,this is the most popular type of moss that lots of people are using it
to have their layout in their tanks.Mainly because the championship of ADA contest this year was won by a Taiwanese using this moss for most of his tank layout.Now ,this moss in Taiwan are selling like iced lemonade on hot days.It grows really slow and nice under low temperature. And of course a
water chiller(cooler) is necessary for this picky plant.

PS*I am glad to join you all.

amber2461
30th Oct 2005, 01:12 AM
Welcome zip!

OCEAN
31st Oct 2005, 10:27 AM
Stringy moss is a no no for CRS tank, they like the newly grown fronds, my string moss is really stringy now.


Hi Everybody, Good Day!

I am a newbie here, just joined in the forum. But have been reading this forum for some time.

Recently I have set up two new tanks, one for cherry and the other for CR.

So what is the best mosses for the shrimp tanks? I have java and taiwan mosses for these two tanks together with DW and planted palnts (java fern and nanas).

Hope to learn more on shrimps keeping from all the shrimp experts here. Thanks.

jon
31st Oct 2005, 10:35 AM
hi , this two type of moss are perfect for the shrimps , mine have this moss in my shrimps tank too. :)
regards

kross
6th Nov 2005, 01:08 AM
Hi all, here's a kind of moss the people love to have in Taiwan.
Coral Moss >translated directly from Chinese.


http://joedi.myweb.hinet.net/Coral moss.jpg
http://joedi.myweb.hinet.net/Coral 2.jpg

Looks like the so called "mini pelia" in Singapore.

jon
7th Nov 2005, 09:38 AM
yap , here we call it mini pellia :)
regards