moss suggestions?? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
JadeSparrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Here, there and everywhere
Posts: 135
moss suggestions??

So I have seen moss in a lot of tanks and it looks really cool. I was thinking about adding some to one of my tanks which I am setting up for ghost shrimp or a snail, not sure yet. In all honesty it might just end up being a plant tank, but I was wondering y'alls opinions on what type of moss I should get and where to get it from since I have yet to find anywhere local that sells it.

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
JadeSparrow is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 09:11 PM
Reference Team
 
LittleBettaFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 8,126
Java moss is so easy to grow. I have at least half a bucket of it sitting at home that I took out of all my tanks. I don't do anything special, just natural light and no ferts.

If you want cheap and easy java moss is pretty much foolproof.


LittleBettaFish is online now  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 09:44 PM
Member
 
aemaki09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Central, OH
Posts: 2,677
Agreed. Java moss is amazing!
I also like christmas moss, which is practically the same thing, the leaves just look like christmas trees.

What I would stay away from is:: Riccia, pellia, and subswassertang. (considered moss, but I dont think of them that way)

10 HM, 3 HMPK, 5 HMPK fry
8 German Blue Ram, 5 Green Dragon BNP, 4 Albino BNP, 4 Calico BNP, 6 Red BNP, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 2 ADF, 7 Peppered Cories, & 6 Tiger Endlers + Fry
12 full time tanks, 4 NPT, 6 QT/Breeders
Member IBC
aemaki09 is offline  
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-16-2013, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
JadeSparrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Here, there and everywhere
Posts: 135
Thank you! Any ideas where I can order it from?

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
JadeSparrow is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 05:15 AM
ao
Member
 
ao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 6,440
@aemaki....D: why don't you like susswassertang?
ao is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 08:56 AM
Member
 
efg321's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Baltimore,Md.
Posts: 157
Java Moss is almost foolproof!
efg321 is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 09:00 AM
Member
 
carbonxxkidd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Eagan, Minnesota
Posts: 802
I didn't order any moss (except a Marimo, which is really an algae, lol) for my tanks but they sell it at plantedaquariumscentral.com. I was really happy with the other plants I got from her, and she gave me some extras too. :) If you use the code BETTAFISH (all caps) on checkout you'll get a discount.
carbonxxkidd is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
JadeSparrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Here, there and everywhere
Posts: 135
So I finally ordered some christmas moss from planted aquariums central, but how long should I qt it and how would I go about qting moss?

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
JadeSparrow is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 02:47 PM
Member
 
carbonxxkidd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Eagan, Minnesota
Posts: 802
To be honest with you, I didn't QT any of the plants I got from her last month - they just went right in the tank. No snails, and they are doing well so far.
carbonxxkidd is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 04:30 PM
Member
 
babystarz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posts: 1,182
Quote:
Originally Posted by JadeSparrow View Post
So I finally ordered some christmas moss from planted aquariums central, but how long should I qt it and how would I go about qting moss?
If you want to QT it for snails, I should think a week would be enough for you to see them. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother with the QT as the moss is coming from a source that specializes in plants and it's not likely to come from an unhealthy environment.
babystarz is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome