How to Grow a Moss Wall
by Loh Kwek Leong of Singapore
Visit Loh's www.killies.com for
information on killifish keeping.
Get a plastic mesh. It's available at hardware
shops or plant nurseries. The holes should be about 8 mm in diameter.
Cut out the size you want. If you are planning
on a backdrop and your tank's dimensions are 4 ft (Length) and 2 ft (Height), then you
should cut out a piece that is 8 ft X 2 ft.
Fold the mesh into 2. Along the edges and at
random around the middle, push in suction caps through the holes of the mesh.
Unfold the mesh and spread out the moss on only
one side. Try to spread the moss as evenly as possible. If you leave a big space without
any moss, chances are that there will be a gap in your moss wall later on.
Fold the mesh into 2 again and tie up the
edges. It's better not to use string. Use something that won't eventually dissolve or melt
after being soaked in water for a long time.
Position your mesh against the glass at the
back of your tank. It's important that the edges of the mesh are stuck close to the glass
of the tank. Do not leave gaps between the glass and the mesh as they are death traps for
Now all you have to do is wait for the moss to
grow out from the holes in the mesh to form a beautiful moss wall. Piece of cake, really