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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Moss Cave?

Vardaman likes his dark hiding spots. I found this and think it would be perfect! I'd like to cover it in moss. What moss do you suggest? Java moss?

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...3&pcatid=21383

I'll just be getting the small square one. Var is in a 3 gallon tank.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-28-2013, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Also, if you guys guy your plants online where do you buy from?
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That's a cute idea!! Just make sure that the hole is large enough for him to fit through! I know some cichlids can be small.
I bought most of mine locally. Some people here can share USA sites. But I bought marimo moss off ebay from "AquaticMagic".

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Thank you! Hmmm...even if the hole is a little on the small side I'm sure Vardaman would just love it even more. He likes to squeeze himself into impossible situations.
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I tried in vain years ago to get my sister's betta out of a hole cut into a flower pot. :( Just be careful, you want the hole to be big enough for your thumb to go through

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I'd check your local classifieds and craigslist for some java moss. I got some thrown in for free with other plants I bought from someone on craigslist, but it's usually dirt cheap cause it grows like a weed in the right conditions!
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Plantedaquariumscentral is a great on-line site for buying plants. But warning if you have only one small tank, they often send extra plants at no charge!
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Plantedaquariumscentral is a great on-line site for buying plants. But warning if you have only one small tank, they often send extra plants at no charge!
Thanks! I can never seem to find moss locally.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 07:15 PM
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I got some christmas moss from there and will totally order from them again and I love the moss cave idea. pics are a must when you get it going

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I'm thinking of rolling some plastic mesh into a cylinder, and planting moss through it. The moss should grow through the mesh and completely hide it after a while. I might suction cup it to the tank side to keep it off the ground, to make it less likely that my shrimp will hide in it and become a snack.
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