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Re:Java Moss tied to driftwood
> Man, it will attach itself to just about everything. I've even
> seen it attach to epoxy coated gravel. It is cool stuff when
> you get enough of it going in the tank, and provides a good spot
> for plant spawners, hiding fry, and even as a source for
> infusoria for very small fry to grow on.
> Bob Dixon
Well, just to add my two cents about Java Moss, I think it is a vile weed.
Once in a tank, don't expect to ever be rid of it. Just one little piece
missed and it will regrow into a huge ball again. I thought it was the
coolest thing, until I tried to get rid of it. My tanks have some serious
current (I like to see plants swaying) and stands of java moss would
stretch from where they were supposed to stay and then reattach elsewhere.
Then these strands would grow. Soon the entire tank looks like a bad
horror movie. Now, I can't definativly say that my green bane isn't algae,
but it sure looks like Java Moss to me. It is easy enough to remove, but
impossible to remove forever. It just keeps coming back. Just to answer
the original question, it does attach to driftwood. Just ball it up or
stretch it over the wood and wrap some fishing line around it. The fishing
line will hold it down, until it attaches. After it is attached, just cut
the fishing line. You could use some linen thread or something that will
rot, if you don't want to bother cutting the thread later.
(in hot, muggy Waldorf, MD)