I can't find java moss in the shops around here and I had been thinking of getting some for a couple months. I finally decided a couple weeks ago I WOULD get some when I found it. My only option seemed to be ebay, but the java moss was tending to go for about $5 to $10, plus about $9 for shipping. I was looking at a minimum of about $15 just for one little glob of java moss. :P
Today I was browsing around ebay and happened to come across an auction ending in less than 1 minute from then..... the bid was at 99 cents plus $5.50 shipping. I put in my bid quickly and GOT it!! The final bid was only $1.25... so I only ended up $6.75 out of pocket! Yippee! Still a lot for a hunk of a weed, but when you can't find any, it's a good buy!
So, in addition to my 2 little banana plants I bought just the other day, I now have to find a tank to put the java moss in. I think my community tank will get it (that's what I originally wanted it in) because one of my mollies may have little mollies in a couple weeks. I'm not separating the fry, so I want to give them lots of hiding spots and I'm planting up the tank so that they have lots of cover. The strong and the clever will survive!
Oh, wanted to add that one of those little tanks I got at a second hand shop is looking easier and easier to fill and find a spot for! :) Got plenty of plants, plenty of substrate, a spare filter.... just need a heater, a light, and a fish.