The only moss that I use personally is the imported Hawaiian stuff that BJ carries. It won't grow submerged, but with good humidity and light, it will cover anything in a short period.I have some riccia, carpet, java, and sphagnum. I was just wondering if there are any others that aren't so picky about where they grow? My riccia is actually spreading very slow, but I think that it is due to low light.
Thanks Ed! I'll give that a try. I have an obsession for that bright green mossy look. I was pleased with the terrestrial phase java at first and my riccia is spreading a little better now.The best vivarium moss is the one that grows under your conditions. I tend to have a lot of mosses start spontaneously on thier own because I use strong lights on my tanks.
If you want to grow a moss that does well under vivarium conditions take a 50/50 mixture of peat and silica play sand, wet it, place it into a pot and keep it damp,in bright light and high humidity. In several months the pot will fill with a tight green moss. This moss tends to do well in terrariums but it can grow vigerously enough that it can overrun small plants.
A lot of the ones shown in this thread are available for use in underwater applications particularly show Amano style tanks and shrimp tanks.Can anyone direct me to where I can buy some lower growing moss? I see a lot of talk about "low growing tropical moss" on here and other places around the web, but can never locate any for sale. Nobody seems to be able to ID it. Thank you!
Thank you, I was under that impression, just didn't know if there were any terrestrial species available that I was missing. I have NEHERP moss growing pretty well, just grows a little higher than desirable in some places (keeping light and humidity in mind).A lot of the ones shown in this thread are available for use in underwater applications particularly show Amano style tanks and shrimp tanks.
A lot of the ones shown in this thread are available for use in underwater applications particularly show Amano style tanks and shrimp tanks.