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I have a ton of java ferns and my hard substrate area is pretty much taken up. I have hanging filters that make a lot of current so I can't let them float.

I was thinking of making some sort of fence or trellis to put them on. Some sort of mesh or such so I could arrange them vertically. Has anyone else done something like this?
 

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Keep in mind you can actually superglue the plants down if keeping them anchored is a problem. Superglue is non toxic in the aquaria
 

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i'm sorry i don't have any pictures to post...

but what i've done in my tank is get some narrow, tall pieces of driftwood and arranged them in the back. i grow plants like java fern on them at higher elevations. i'm not exactly GAINING extra floor space... i sacrifice a little underneath to gain a ridge halfway up... but the effects are nice. covers up the back of the tank a little, gives it some "depth" and allows you different levels of planting. you can actually see the other plants far in the back without worrying about the front ones completely covering them. it also reduces the need to use fast-growing stem plants to form a "wall" in the back (because i HATE trimming them so often!!).

just an idea :)
 

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I tried a moss wall once in a 20 gallon tank, and I used all my baby java ferns too. I got the plastic grids for needlework or hook rugs, I am not sure what it is called. I wired on some suction cups, and sewed a row of java moss strands every inch, with a baby java fern somewhere on each row. It sort of went crazy and grew much too big, but the ferns did well. If they make that grid in black, it would have looked better with just the ferns, especially the windelov.
I have a java fern population problem myself right now, they have crowded out everything in my 50 gallon.
 
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