plastic mesh for moss wall??

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by baron von bubba, 16 Sep 2009.

  1. baron von bubba

    baron von bubba Member

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    hi,
    what is the mesh ppl use and where to purchase??
    thnx
     
  2. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

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  3. Gill

    Gill Member

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    You could also Use Crotchet netting
     
  4. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    I've used the one above from Aquatic Magic to great effect. You can get the same stuff from B&Q but you'll also need suckers and mini zipties so the cost might even it's self up.
     
  5. chriscrook4750

    chriscrook4750 Member

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    could use bonsai netting what they put in the pots quiet cheap
     
  6. thefubar

    thefubar Member

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    My advice from experience is, because i wanted something that looked like a moss wall right from the start, not to use the sandwich method.

    Instead i used a very firm and rigid plastic base (i got white and regretted it straight away - if you can find brown or green then all the better)

    I covered the front with 5mm black netting and then took some time to 'sew' the moss onto the netting. I used a clear strong thread we use to stretch cross stich over a mount frame. so you can't see its there and it doesn't degrade in the water (yet!)

    Picture of what i ended up with, hope it helps (its mounted using small suction cups). Sorry i don't have the links for the products i used because i bought most of it on the high street.

    CRW_3517.jpg
     
  7. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    I have used the mesh from aquaticmagic to great effect to and would recommend it, see my journal for photos.
     

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