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What is your fav moss/liverwort?

  • Fissidens fontanus

    Votes: 37 29.1%
  • Weeping moss

    Votes: 11 8.7%
  • subwassertang

    Votes: 15 11.8%
  • Christmas moss

    Votes: 23 18.1%
  • Riccia

    Votes: 15 11.8%
  • Java moss

    Votes: 23 18.1%
  • willow moss

    Votes: 6 4.7%
  • Pellia

    Votes: 8 6.3%
  • other

    Votes: 9 7.1%
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I voted "Other" because my favorite is Flame Moss. I don't have a good pic, but it grows straight up in a wavy/curly pattern that looks just like a flame (only green ;) ).

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My favorite has to be Mini-pellia. Looks amazing and so detailed. All Fissedens are also a huge favorite of mine. Currently I have Phoenix Moss- US Fissidens, Fissiden sp zippelianus. Star Moss or "concrete moss" has been growing in my tank submerged for 2 months :happy: My theory is that if you tie it to a river rock it should grow, apparently this moss likes a high alkalinity. go figure.
I currently have 15 different moss's/liverworts in the "moss pharm". Always looking for more.
I love moss. :mrgreen:

It has grown out a little more then this pic. I'll update this weekend after a Riccia trim.

 

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Wow Jeff, that looks really nice! You are even growing the one everybody said was non aquatic! Phoenix moss is Fissidens fontanus, in case anybody was wondering. You need some subwassertang in there!

I am writing a magazine article on mosses and liverworts, for either TFH or AFI. Would you be interested in having photos of this tank published in the magazine with the article? Email me and we can talk about it! Experiment with different shots, different angles.

I voted "Other" because my favorite is Flame Moss.
I like that one too. Isn't that the same plant as "erect moss"?
 

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Wow Jeff, that looks really nice! You are even growing the one everybody said was non aquatic! Phoenix moss is Fissidens fontanus, in case anybody was wondering. You need some subwassertang in there!

I am writing a magazine article on mosses and liverworts, for either TFH or AFI. Would you be interested in having photos of this tank published in the magazine with the article? Email me and we can talk about it! Experiment with different shots, different angles.
Thanks Robert! I have most definitely have subwassertang growing in there it's just taking its time to grow out. [smilie=h: The riccia dominates the tank in terms of growth and hides the four large rocks of different pellias. And I'd love to be in the article! I'll send you a pm tonight Robert. Here's a link to my "Moss Pharm" journal.

[URL]http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/aquascaping/53779-moss-pharm-journal.html[/URL]
 

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My favorite has to be Mini-pellia. Looks amazing and so detailed. All Fissedens are also a huge favorite of mine. Currently I have Phoenix Moss- US Fissidens, Fissiden sp zippelianus. Star Moss or "concrete moss" has been growing in my tank submerged for 2 months :happy: My theory is that if you tie it to a river rock it should grow, apparently this moss likes a high alkalinity. go figure.
I currently have 15 different moss's/liverworts in the "moss pharm". Always looking for more.
I love moss. :mrgreen:

It has grown out a little more then this pic. I'll update this weekend after a Riccia trim.

Nice tank! I'm jealous.
 

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Thanks everyone. Its filling in slowly but surely. :D I'll have some updated photos soon.
 

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Here's a pic of Flame Moss from the aquamoss site.

 

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Its on large rocks, substrate, and wood. It doesn't root much at all, tieing it to things and putting bits into the substrate seems to work fine. If you pull it up a couple months later it will have some small rocks sticking to it.

I'm not sure how long it took, but I bought a small portion last fall. I've got about twice the amount in the picture now.
 

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IMO its a slow grower, very slow. Under 130 watts and 35ppm C02 its grows small (0.5cm) noticeable fronds every 1 1/2 weeks. Everything is growing nuts but this stuff is soo slow.
 

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I believe mine is growing much faster than that. I bought 1 portion (2"x2") from Aquaticmagic, I got it Feb 29th of this year, so not as long ago as I thought. I took the pic below today. I've had this plant almost 6 months and its grown quite a bit from the original amount I received. The tank is a 20H gal./ 2.75wpg/ pressurized co2/ store bought ferts. It does pearl every now and then. I'm still working on covering the whole foreground.
 
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