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Show a pic of the mosstainer. I've googled the Fissidens fontanus and it looks very cool, better than my tangle of java moss. I don't know how to look up the other two mosses you named. Where did you acquire your mosses?

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Hi Kelly, happy new year !

The mosstainer is a Marina Betta Barracks. It's open against the glass, it would be better sealed in, but it quickly gave me a way to get rid of the small containers I had lying around, well, still xmas moss in a glass jar lol.



I will get samples of these into a small tank in pots to try emmersed growth. That should mean algae free growth, and there's a couple more mosses I'd like to get.

"I don't know how to look up the other two mosses you named." Zipper moss seems rare as it's hard to grow and very slow growing. Don't see it for sale anymore. Is it on aquamoss.net ?

"Where did you acquire your mosses?"
Local aquarists thru buy and sell sites, fish sites, and fish clubs. One must network here, it's getting harder to bring plants into canada without a permit. We refuse to pay $15. for a plant at big als, which doesn't have the 10th of the plant variety local aquarists have, and for much less cost.

Google is your friend. Build up contacts over time, learn who is breeding and growing what. Interesting trades can also net you items that weren't even posted for sale. I gained a few crypts species that way

If you've found no other mosses by spring, send me a pm or hit one of my threads and I'll do what I can for ya





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Wow, those are nice. I finally did find the other 2 by google. duh I was trying to figure out the scientific name, but found them with the common name. Good grief, small samples cost $10 online and I didn't even bother with looking up shipping costs. I really like the look of the flame and Fissidens fontanus. I will check around locally for them. Although, I did find a few websites that state I could probably find Fissidens fontanus in local waterways. Michigan has lots of waterways.

I may resort to joining a aquarium plant forum. This will be a last resort. I tried joining other sites and I'm spoiled by this one. It's sooo easy to navigate through. I get lost in the other 2 I'm in. I just stopped going to them.

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Yup the problem is the more sites you're in the more time is lost. I am big on independant research though, so I browse anywhere I can.

By summer I want to complete the 75g setup with pressurized co2, teardown the 40g and 10g, and setup an emmerse grow tank (going to be called 'GS3')

Still have to finalize what fish i want in where, and source out the co2 equip.

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