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    When and how to trim moss?

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    Hi fellow hobbyists,

    I have a few fissidens that i just don't know when to start trimming.. and to trim, i just take it out and trim? Or is there a specific method to do it.

    Please advise

    P.s attached picture is my current state of my fissidens..

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    Re: When and how to trim moss?

    Just use a scissors and trim them to shape (like performing a haircut), then net out all the cut bits.

    Btw, the moss in your photo doesn't seem to look like fissidens, maybe its some other type of moss?
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    Re: When and how to trim moss?

    i see, so do you think i should do some trimming now? how do i know when i need to trim before the base will stop receiving enough light and yellow?

    I am not too sure myself, i bought this driftwood along with the moss from brokermit13sg here (http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...highlight=full). He mentioned in post #7 that it is US mini fissiden.

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    Re: When and how to trim moss?

    Quote Originally Posted by neontiger92 View Post
    i see, so do you think i should do some trimming now? how do i know when i need to trim before the base will stop receiving enough light and yellow?
    They look okay... though you could still trim them to create a neater look. Its usually when you find that they get abit messy and long, or the denser lower parts start to yellow due to lack of light, then it's time to trim.

    Quote Originally Posted by neontiger92 View Post
    I am not too sure myself, i bought this driftwood along with the moss from brokermit13sg here (http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...highlight=full). He mentioned in post #7 that it is US mini fissiden.
    Its growth pattern and frond shape seems different from fissidens, maybe take a close-up photo for more positive ID.
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    Re: When and how to trim moss?

    Attachment 49317Attachment 49318

    The moss close-up and on the driftwood in my tank

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    Re: When and how to trim moss?

    Quote Originally Posted by neontiger92 View Post
    Attachment 49317Attachment 49318

    The moss close-up and on the driftwood in my tank
    Yeah, thats not fissidens... looks like its either java moss or christmas moss.

    Fissidens have feathery fronds, some reference: http://www.aquamoss.net/Fissidens-fo...s-fontanus.htm

    Whereas you compare it with java moss: http://www.aquamoss.net/Java-Moss/Java-Moss.htm

    Or christmas moss: http://www.aquamoss.net/Christmas-Mo...stmas-Moss.htm
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    Re: When and how to trim moss?

    Whatttttt???? I got cheated

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    Re: When and how to trim moss?

    Quote Originally Posted by neontiger92 View Post
    Whatttttt???? I got cheated
    Well, i guess most likely the seller may not be aware of the differences or just made a mistake in the ID, since they are quite easy to tell apart.
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