Fissidens Mini Growth Dairy – How to setup

Since I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how to plant mini fissidens or fissidens splachnobryyoides, I thought it would be a great idea to give some more information. Below you’ll find a small guide that tells you step by step what you need to do so that everyone can benefit.

Step 1

The first thing you need to do after you’ve received your Fissiden, is take them out of the bag that they came in and float them in a pail of water. 

Now you might notice that the Fissiden come with some brown colored portion on them. Don’t remove this (other people seem to make this mistake), because this is the root structure of the plant and is vital for its survival. 

Step 2

After the first step, you can go ahead and spread the Fissiden evely on some mesh. This can be stainless steel or aluminium. 

Step 3

Now that you’ve done that, you’re ready to tie the Fissiden onto the mesh. This you can do with some sewing thread (assuming that you have that at home). The best way to do this is by using some space between the sewing thread. Leave it at 3 to 4 mm apart.

Step 4

When everything is sewed together, you can put the complete mesh into your aquarium. Leave it there for about 8 to 10 hours and give it plenty of light, and nutrients.

You’re done! The setup is now almost complete and now it is just a matter of time for it to start growing! Enjoy, and if you have any questions, you can always send me an email!

Step 1

The first thing you need to do after you’ve received your Fissiden, is take them out of the bag that they came in and float them in a pail of water. 

Now you might notice that the Fissiden come with some brown colored portion on them. Don’t remove this (other people seem to make this mistake), because this is the root structure of the plant and is vital for its survival. 

Step 2

After the first step, you can go ahead and spread the Fissiden evely on some mesh. This can be stainless steel or aluminium. 

Step 3

Now that you’ve done that, you’re ready to tie the Fissiden onto the mesh. This you can do with some sewing thread (assuming that you have that at home). The best way to do this is by using some space between the sewing thread. Leave it at 3 to 4 mm apart.

Step 4

When everything is sewed together, you can put the complete mesh into your aquarium. Leave it there for about 8 to 10 hours and give it plenty of light, and nutrients.

You’re done! The setup is now almost complete and now it is just a matter of time for it to start growing! Enjoy, and if you have any questions, you can always send me an email!

Step 1: Upon receiving the Fissiden, take them out from the bag and float the Fissiden in a small pail of water. The Fissiden might comes with some brown color portion, which is actually the root structure of the plant. Do not remove them, as new leaves will be growing out from there (see close up picture below). These root structure should not be visible once they start growing in your tank.

Step 2: Spread the Fissiden evenly on a stainless steel or aluminium mesh.

Step 3: Use sewing thread to tie the Fissiden onto the mesh. Recommended spacing between sewing thread to be 3 to 4mm apart.

Step 4: Put the complete mesh into your aquarium. Recommended to have 8 to 10 hours of lighting period. Do ensure sufficient nutrients in your water column.

You have largely completed the setup. We have posted a number of photos below for further illustration on a healhty growth of Fissidens Mini:

– 2 weeks old Fissidens mesh. You will observe new leaves growing out of the brown roots (See red arrow)

– 4 weeks later (see below)

– 6 weeks old (See below)

– 3 to 4 months old fissiden carpet on the foreground of the aquarium: