Choice of Moss for Redmoor Root

BarryH

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Planning to put Redmoor Roots in a spare tank and I'd like to have moss on some of the branches.

I can easily get hold of both Java and Weeping moss but unsure which to go for. Would Weeping moss hang down from the branches as the name suggests or would they both do it as they grew?

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

Mick.Dk

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Javamos - if it is Taxiphyllum barbierei - will grow sideways and slightly upwards on your wood. In time the "branches" will grow longer and heavier and this will bend them downwords. Taxiphyllum barbierei will grow happily without added CO2 and in quite low light.
Weeping mos is Vesicularia 'weeping'. It will grow downwords from very start, creating a cascading effect with brighter green "teardrops" (=the newest growth.) Being a Vesicularia-mos, the Weeping need a little added CO2 and reasonably good light, to perform optimal.
 

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