Leptodictyum riparium (Stringy moss)

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by a1Matt, 17 Oct 2008.

  1. a1Matt

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    I got hold of some stringy moss last week.

    Its colour is a really nice bright light green and it has a candy floss like texture.

    Much as I like all mosses a lot of the Taxiphyllim and Vesicularia species look very similar to me.
    This moss looks quite distinctive to me, so I expect it will contrast well with other mosses in my tank once it makes it in there.

    Some pics (not mine!) can be seen here:

    http://www.pbase.com/shihyong/image/47093170
    http://www.aquamoss.net/Stringy-Moss/Stringy-Moss.htm

    I thought I'd post here just to see if anyone had any comments\experience on it.
     
  2. LondonDragon

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    Never seen this type of moss on sale anywhere, was actually curious in trying this, is it a quick grower?
    Maybe in the future we could swap some mosses ;)
     
  3. a1Matt

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    At the moment I only have tiny amount. Once it grows a bit I'll happily swap some. I'll PM you when it gets to that time :)

    It is too early to tell how fast it grows, but I think it will probably be nearer weeping moss speed than flame moss speed ;)
     
  4. Luketendo

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    I believe I've soon stuff the same or similar to this at my local Maidenhead Aquatics.

    They only had two tubs though and they were £5 each.
     
  5. a1Matt

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    Thats probably a fair rate considering their rareness. Still give it 6 months and hopefully we will have it shared around the UKAPS community :)

    I got mine from Living waters (28 beddington lane croydon surrey 020 8680 3533 ) Website is here... http://www.livingwatersonline.co.uk/moss.htm

    I was bowled away, I've never been to a planted tank specialist shop before. The owner really knows his stuff. I chatted to him for about an hour, he was a lovely chap, made me realise what a noobie I was, but not in a condescending way, I left feeling really inspired.

    I got the moss for a good price as well... a lot cheaper than I was expecting!

    He had some other stuff I have never seen for sale before as well, some of which I had never even heard of; including Lomariopsis lineata "Subwassertang" and lots of crypts (some rare and some huge mother plants).
    He'd collected some UK mosses and was cultivating them at home. None of those were for sale (yet!)
     
  6. Dave Spencer

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    I have some Leptodictyum riparium too (no pics until the tank has matured). I suspect it will become pretty popular.

    Dave.
     

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