Have you ever wondered if those are simple steps to take to grow aquatic moss on driftwood or a log? Look no further! You’ve found the article about 8 simple steps to do just that!
Have you seen photos of other people who grow beautiful moss in the aquarium tank above? It is something people do because it is one of the best hobbies that combine science and art :).
Because you’ve searched exactly for this article, I’m going to skip the steps that include setting up the aquarium tank for moss planting and the part about selecting aquatic moss that would be suitable for the design you want. I think you know all this already because you already did your research, right :)?
What do you need to let aquatic moss grow on driftwood or a log?
Here’s what you need:
- Fishing line
- Driftwood or a log
- Aquatic moss
When you have all the ingredients, you’re ready to start. Please use a fishing line instead of cotton thread. Cotton thread will disintegrate too fast and the moss cannot hold tight to the driftwood or log. Just keep that in mind. I know it depends on the environment you have, but the fishing line would be overall the better choice.
Okay, let’s dive right in and find out what the 8 steps are to creating this masterpiece!
The first thing that you need to do is to reserve an extra portion of room at the starting end. About 5 to 7 cm is enough space. After that grab your fishing line, go round one time before you tie a knot.
After you’ve done step one, it is time to start step 2. Place the aquati moss lsightly below the first loop of line tat you have tied on the driftwood. Now secure the moss with the fishing line and make another loop slightly below the first loop. Now the aquatic moss is secured!
Warning: Do not cut the line during the process!
This third step is actually quite simple. Repeat the previous step (step 2) with more and more moss. You do this until you’ve covered the entire piecce of driftwood with moss. The line loop should be slowly but shurely move to the other end of the driftwood.
If it is hard to do this alone, you can always ask if a family member or a friend can help you. It might be hard to do everything alone and hold everything together. So please ask for help if you need any cause you want the best results, right!?
Make another knot so that the driftwood and moss is secured (do not cut the fishing line!
Make a couple more loops with the line from the end of the driftwood, all the way to your starting point.
Now tie a knot with the extra portion that you have reserved at the beginning (step 1)
Now it is time to cut away all the extra line so that you can see the end result! The pieace of driftwood is now ready to be places into your aquarium tank!
You have completed all the steps! Wait a couple of weeks (4 to 6 mostly) to see your moss grow nicely!