Removing Moss

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  1. Scarloc

    Scarloc Contributing Member

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    I have some moss that has rooted to a piece of wood. Any way to remove it to move it over to another viv? Can I just peel it off or what?
     
  2. Drew

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    carefully peel it off and place it on the new tank(im presuming the moss has come from an safe place)
    or rip it up and spread it around the new tank to help it expand more quickly
     
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    I would tear it up and spread it in spots where it will get lots of light and keep it misted daily.
     
  4. Scarloc

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    It is just moving from the old tank to be allowed to grow in the new tank before I move them over. I just wanted to make sure I did not have to preserve the roots.
     
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    If you wanted to, you could even try making a moss slurrey. 50% dried sphagnum and 50% live mosses/spores from you tanks. Blend it up and paint it on. I have seen some amazing results from other people, so Im going to be trying it for my build.
     
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    Worth considering, I am likely to need to buy some either way. Any idea on the grow time to have moss to a level that frogs will not destroy?
     

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