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Moss Balls
December 1, 2010
9:52 pm
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Daddyfish
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Hi Guys,

I'm just wondering if anyone has used moss balls for creating a carpet? I'm thinking that if I cut a couple open and flatten them out would they grow as a carpet? I only want to cover a small area of slate.

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Neil

December 4, 2010
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you could mate, no reason why they wouldn't grow accross the slate. Would it look better just to buy loose moss and tie it to the slate though?

December 4, 2010
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QUOTE (Bluedave @ Dec 4 2010, 08:46 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
you could mate, no reason why they wouldn't grow accross the slate. Would it look better just to buy loose moss and tie it to the slate though?

I wasn't sure if you could buy similar moss in flat pieces. So either way, if it works I'm happy! /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

December 5, 2010
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yep, it'll work, just use some thread to tie it onto the slate and it will soon take.

You can buy loose moss - lots of different varieties too.

January 17, 2011
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i got some moss balls for my tank i was told you could split them into smaller pieces but that they would grow into balls again i have opened one up and flattened it a bit

only what ive been told

so far the LFS hasnt scored well on advice

January 18, 2011
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Moss balls are´nt exactly a moss but a species af algae and they are very slow growing. So even if you could use them as lawn I wonder if you´d have the patience, I know I wuoldn´t.

January 27, 2011
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Yes man you can.. WHat you call moss ball is cladorophra, a common algae finally.... just flat it in small pieces and with a lot of patience (months..) it will make a nice carpet.... You could also do it by mixing some fissidens and some piece of pouzzolona or akadama and it will do the same, quicker...
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