- Moss wall for you? Dream of covering the entire backdrop of your tank with
some beautiful green moss?
- Here's the solution for you! With this package, you can make your own moss wall;with just a few simple steps!
- Please take your time to read the setup instructions:
- Aquatic moss is not included.
- 2 pieces of plastic mesh are required to sandwich the moss together.
- Cable ties can be used to hold the plastic meshes together. Apply a cut the
mesh so that you can just squeeze the suction cup through it
||12" x 8" (30 x 20 cm)|
to create a Moss Wall
very simple technique could be employed to create a backdrop using
aquatic moss for the natural aquarium. The stuffs needed to create the
moss wall are commonly available, and the following simple steps will
show you how to get it done with a little effort.
The above are what you
would need to create the moss wall:
plastic mesh is commonly available in most hardware stores, plant
nuseries, and large supermarkets. It's main use is to be mounted on
windows to prevent mosquitoes and other insects from entering the
house. Well, we have different use for it. The meshes come in different
colours and sizes, but for our moss wall,
we would need one that is about 7mm to 8mm in size, and black colour is
more appropriate for the backdrop.
mesh is cut to 2 times the size of the tank that you want the moss
wall to be in. You would need to fold the mesh in half
and stuff the moss in-between. Cut some holes on the perimeter of the
mesh so as to stick in the suction cups. For my demonstration, it's for
a small 1 ft tank, hence one suction cup is sufficient. If you are
doing a large wall, you will need to put in more suction cups
especially on the 4 corners, and also some suction cups around the
centre of the mesh to prevent warping when the mesh is in the tank.
Next, you would need sufficient quantity of moss. Open up
the mesh, and spread out the moss evenly onto half of the mesh. Try not
to leave any space uncovered, else you might have gaps in your moss wall later when the wall
has been erected in your tank and the moss starts to grow out.
Next, fold back the other half of the mesh,
and tie up the 2 halves together. I'm using some tying wire here, since
it's simple and I have it available on hand. You could also use fishing
line or nylon thread to tie it up. Do not use any cotton thread since
it will disintegrate after a short while in the tank. Remember to
insert in the suction cups.
above diagrams illustrate the final product.
Next, insert the mess against the back panel of your tank.
Try to leave as little gap between the mesh and the glass as possible
to prevent small fish from entering and stuck inside. One tip to
prevent fish from entering the gap is to cut the height of the mesh to
be slightly taller so that you can tuck the bottom of the mesh slightly
into the substrate, and the top slightly above the highest water line.
As for the length, try to measure it accurately so that both sides of
the mesh fit closely to both sides of the tank.
final step, wait for the moss to grow out of the mesh, and thou shall