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    I am posting here some new mosses i keep since a while:

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    this one i keep since about a year. It grows slowly, but is very cool as it keeps being bushy and small (1-2 cm high), dark green. this one i like most. I also hope the biological determination of the species is right.

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    This one i keep it for some month, it also grow slowly, with leaves that resemble to conifers. At this point it is about 5-7 cm high and pretty hemispherical. Looks like some small bonsai. I also hope in this case that the biological determination is right.

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    This one is interesting at it grows very slow, keeping it for over a year now, it presents tiny sharp leaves. It is also about 7-8 cm long and it can be kept in small "pillows" (if you are using a pad)

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    the last one is a special one, having red main part and looking about like a feather. I am not totally sure if it will live submerged for long time, now it is since 4 month underwater, still looks nicely.

    Kind regards to all, hope you like them.

    PS: All determinations have been made by myself having some nice moos books here (german universities) but i am not perfectly sure of the determinations.

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    I aquired 6 species of mosses 2 months ago. I have the exact same mosses in picture no.4 and 5 but did not recognize the species. Unfortunately one of six species did not survive in my aquarium.
    Fortunately a few of the mosses grow quicker in my tank due to CO2, 0.8 w/l and cooler temp.24 degrees.
    I can photograph and upload the pictures tomorrow if its OK with you.

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    Hi Rony,

    i own about 15 species now, most of them interisting things. None of them is from Germany, but from remote areas, where there is no industry and stuff. i presented only these as i am mostly sure that they are nice for aquarias/tanks (mainly nano) and as i already gone through the tests. i had some more but not all succeeded to live in my water ( pH 6,5-7, 270 microsiemens, KH2).

    I will post more of them as i get the feeling that i can work with them in the tanks.

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    Rony, of course it is ok to post them here so we can update more easily these things. Regarding the last species i got it from a very remote area, and it was only in small groups there. There are about 4 species (from different generas) that look pretty alike, it would be good to put also your picture so we can see if it is exactly the same or not.

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    Moss6.jpgMoss4.jpgMoss3.jpgMoss2.jpgMoss1.jpg

    Here are the mosses I aquired 2 months ago their condition is improving.
    I hope within a few months they'll look better.

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    dear Rony.

    i worknow with certain species of mosses since more than a year, tested at least 30 of them.

    the first picture you uploaded i could not recognize (maybe the moss is very tiny or somehow blurry the picture),
    the second (and probably the third) is from the Mniaceae family - probably Plagionum ellipticum ( i worked with it but it won't be that spectacular as you received it, it will keep those small leaves (submerged morph) further, but will not die).
    no 3 i cannot tell you what it is- it belongs also to the Mniaceae family but i would need to see 2-3 leaves under microscope, up untill now i didn't get to see it ( at least i am not perfectly sure),

    i do keep very similar morphs to no 4 and 5 - they are not the same i posted above in pictures

    take a look if no 4 is not in the Campylium or Amblystegium genera

    and no 5 in my opinion resembles to Fontinalis squamosa or Amblystegium serpens.

    I wait for your reply and i need here to mention that it would be important to make very good pictures of the plants when you get them (as the emerged form can be very different to the submerged one- notice Plagionum), and second, if you do have the possibility, please make microscopic pictures of the leaves, that helps most in making determinations..(of course there are much more criteria- but at least these 2 should be made a priori)

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    here some new things i am working on, hopefully they will succeed to accept tankwater (my parameters are pH 6,5, KH 3, 270 microsiemens).

    these mosses come from pH 7, KH 0, 7-12 microsiemens ( you read it right)

    so... enjoy.... and lets hope for the best

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    i usually keep more (like i said), but i do present only the most interesting....
    kind regards to all

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    Anyone know if you can get that red moss state side?

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    Also is the red moss slow grower?

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