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Cipher
15th Apr 2011, 06:41 PM
Hey guys,

I'm suddenly getting an urge on setting up a moss only tank. Just wondering what you think is the best moss to use as a carpet?

So basically moss 'type' plants such as
typical moss such as peacock
riccia type plants
pelia's
fissidens
etc

Right now im thinking of a fissident type carpet but still looking for alternatives

Anubia
16th Apr 2011, 01:41 AM
Hey guys,

I'm suddenly getting an urge on setting up a moss only tank. Just wondering what you think is the best moss to use as a carpet?

So basically moss 'type' plants such as
typical moss such as peacock
riccia type plants
pelia's
fissidens
etc

Right now im thinking of a fissident type carpet but still looking for alternatives

Ditto your thought process.....Fissidens provides such impact but can be classed as a slow grower....Still beautifull though...!!

Danken
18th Apr 2011, 10:09 AM
I also ditto your list. It is a great start and you will like all of those plants. I personally think the best looking carpet would be the fissidens. Here is a pic of my fissidens splachnobryoides:
http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp5/dankenman/P1040243.jpg
http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp5/dankenman/P1040188.jpg
It comes in a flat portion that is tied down to wood, as Anubia said it is a slow grower, but the micro leaves look great. And to avoid the waiting you could always purchase a large amount of it and have an instant carpet.

Really they are many options and you are only limited by imagination. Plants can be pruned and trained to look how you want them to. A stem plant can be convinced to grow sideways, so in theory if you were to continue to trim the upward growing stems you could create a carpet effect. It may have an odd look, but it just shows that there are many things you could try.

Danken
18th Apr 2011, 10:38 AM
I don't mean to go off topic since your thread says carpet moss, but I made a carpet or green field with a wisteria plant. I planted it like normal and when it rooted I gently bent the stems over across the substrate and put a rock on the tip, after a couple weeks it made many roots up the stem and I was able to remove the rock. This pic is a couple months after I started:
http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp5/dankenman/P1040451.jpg

The plant continues to grow sideways and also will send shoots upward every few inches but I have been cutting those away. Again this is just to show your options are limitless.

Red Bee Shrimp Fan
18th Apr 2011, 11:14 AM
For moss ground cover, I really like Fissidens fontanus (Phoenix Moss) and Riccardia chamedryfolia (Mini Pellia). Another great foreground plant is Utricularia graminifolia. Just my personal preference.

Best Regards,

Stuart

Cipher
18th Apr 2011, 02:58 PM
yeh im just sticking to a moss type for now since my background plant is eleocharis 'japan' aka japanese hg and its spreading to the front and if im typing a moss down, it would be on a steel mesh, hopefully once the moss has covered the whole mesh the hairgrass won't grow around that 'area' lol well i guess its an experiment for me, will definetly go with fissidens, fissiden fontanus is available here in Australia so i guess should be great

Fidelity
19th Apr 2011, 10:48 PM
i'll go for Fissidens fontanus, the shrimps like it and it looks great..

koji™
20th Apr 2011, 08:57 AM
I will go for Fissidens as well. But they are slow grower though. But at the other hand, I love mini christmas moss on rock and spiky on branches which will mass up and weight down abit for the shelter feel.:)

foxpuppet
9th May 2011, 08:39 PM
i am experitmenting with different mosses, i like the idea of a moss only tank. currently have java, flame, peacock US fissidens and a few other fissi's to plant yet.

leek86
27th May 2011, 03:40 AM
Does the us fissidens need high medium or low light?

vasteq
29th May 2011, 07:23 PM
Danken your Fissidens splachnobryoides is not real. See how it should look like (photo from one of the most beauty shop in Poland):

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Zeth
5th Jun 2011, 03:22 PM
wow that Fissidens splachnobryoides is really acuatic? is the most beautifull moss ive seen

kboycor
5th Jun 2011, 03:48 PM
wow thats very nice, how do you get that so green?? here its turning yellow

vasteq
5th Jun 2011, 10:20 PM
Photo is not from my tank, only from polish shop in Torun. I could paste link to shop site, there are also more beauty mosses (zipper, nobilis) but i dont know i can. Danken show photo of his false splachnobryoides. Probably he bought from Aquatic magic but it isnt true. AQ are selling some "mini star" moss. Real Splachno is different.
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You can see flat leaves with shape characteristic for fissidens. I have also similar fissidens, but bigger. I know that in Asia is called Mini Nobilis:
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vasteq
5th Jun 2011, 10:26 PM
I forgot - Danken's splachno is some kind of mini star moss, but also growing good. Better in CO2 and water with Aqua Soil ground. I have also it. Comparing with other Star mos - Milimetre - Barbula sp (has been identified by timebomb):
Milimetre on the left, Danken's splachno on the right:
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kboycor
6th Jun 2011, 02:35 AM
great picture, but the moos dont grow with me, but i have redbee sand and shrimp soil.
but i think my lightning is not good, i wil stap soon over on led lights

foxpuppet
16th Aug 2011, 05:48 AM
We are currently trialling some native mosses in australia, I have a dedicated tank for the native stuff and also some individual pieces temporarily in my community tank to see how they grow under different conditions. Some handle the conditions better than others but all have wonderful characteristics and different personalities.
http://tapatalk.com/mu/7bf3c2fe-930a-84b6.jpg
http://tapatalk.com/mu/7bf3c2fe-9368-2612.jpg
http://tapatalk.com/mu/7bf3c2fe-9383-6369.jpg
http://tapatalk.com/mu/7bf3c2fe-93a5-0d19.jpg
http://tapatalk.com/mu/7bf3c2fe-93c7-51c8.jpg
http://tapatalk.com/mu/7bf3c2fe-941c-bc4a.jpg

Shrimp101
17th Aug 2011, 01:55 AM
I also ditto your list. It is a great start and you will like all of those plants. I personally think the best looking carpet would be the fissidens. Here is a pic of my fissidens splachnobryoides:
http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp5/dankenman/P1040243.jpg
http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp5/dankenman/P1040188.jpg
It comes in a flat portion that is tied down to wood, as Anubia said it is a slow grower, but the micro leaves look great. And to avoid the waiting you could always purchase a large amount of it and have an instant carpet.

Really they are many options and you are only limited by imagination. Plants can be pruned and trained to look how you want them to. A stem plant can be convinced to grow sideways, so in theory if you were to continue to trim the upward growing stems you could create a carpet effect. It may have an odd look, but it just shows that there are many things you could try.

What camera did u use it so shiny :shocked:

logi-cat
17th Aug 2011, 08:25 PM
I think flame moss would look great in a carpet if you could grow it quite dense. Probably would require alot of trimming to get it to look good.

Shrimp101
18th Aug 2011, 01:50 AM
I think flame moss would look great in a carpet if you could grow it quite dense. Probably would require alot of trimming to get it to look good.

Dont they grow like very long?

qpixo
24th Aug 2011, 04:54 AM
My favorite carpet plants are Hemianthus callitroides 'cuba' which I have it. Very beautiful plant indeed!
I also like Fissiden and Staurogyne sp. but I can't get any of them here in LPS. Does anyone know where I can buy some of them?

marimo
21st Sep 2011, 12:36 PM
Thats my carpet moss for now, finer than mini pellia
its marimo flatten, looks like a golf course !


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magpie
29th Sep 2011, 08:21 AM
Thats my carpet moss for now, finer than mini pellia
its marimo flatten, looks like a golf course !


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Amazing. You managed to secured the marimo onto rocks with line and no lines are seen on the marimo top surface.

aquamx
29th Sep 2011, 11:12 AM
Hi

I thought this takes forever to grow?

Kazuya
29th Sep 2011, 07:29 PM
My favorite carpet plants are Hemianthus callitroides 'cuba' which I have it. Very beautiful plant indeed!
I also like Fissiden and Staurogyne sp. but I can't get any of them here in LPS. Does anyone know where I can buy some of them?

You might want to check out the planted tank forum. There are always people selling staurogyne sp.

wicca
15th Nov 2011, 09:57 AM
what is us fissidens? im from us and not sure what it is. i have some type of it in one of my tanks but man does it grow slow

nilocg
22nd Dec 2011, 04:00 AM
Thats my carpet moss for now, finer than mini pellia
its marimo flatten, looks like a golf course !


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Thats pretty sweet looking, nice shrimp as well.

wicca
30th Dec 2011, 01:00 PM
i cant get in planted tank any more does it still exist

blahdeblah
30th Dec 2011, 05:12 PM
what is us fissidens? im from us and not sure what it is. i have some type of it in one of my tanks but man does it grow slow

Phoenix Moss - or Fissidens fontinalis.

ShrimpUK
9th Jan 2012, 08:16 PM
Mmm, My favourite is Fissidens fontanus such a lovely moss! It's on my list to buy, that and mini pellia ;)

iro
12th Jan 2012, 06:58 PM
Danken your Fissidens splachnobryoides is not real. See how it should look like (photo from one of the most beauty shop in Poland):

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hey vasteq im from poznan any idea where you can buy this moss ?im from poznan ,thank you

Herc
12th Jan 2012, 07:40 PM
do a seach for fissidens splachnobryoides on ebay
its growing very slow, this is after 4 weeks

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n625/robertr67/shrimp/20120112_133407.jpg