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    I ordered some Xmas moss as I want to take a stab at making a wall in my 29g.

    I ordered quite a bit and will most likely have some left over so I was also kicking around the idea of putting some in my betta's 10g. I've never used moss in my tanks, so forgive me if this seems like a dumb question but...will the moss choke out an anubias?

    My anubias is tied to a fake log and I was thinking it would look kinda cool to attach the moss to the log, as well. Will the anubias' rhizome be ok if it gets covered by the moss?

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    It should be fine. The xmas moss grows like crazy, but it's easy to keep cut back.
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    Thanks, Slap!

    Do you think I should trim the moss back enough to keep the rhizome visible, or do you think it will be ok as long as there isn't a super thick mass of moss engulfing it?

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    It'll be fine as long as it's not buried in substrate.
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    I don't have anubias, but do have a Java Fern -- which is another rhizome plant -- and moss.

    My (Lace) Java Fern is tied to a piece of driftwood and I also tied some of the Java Moss to that same dw. The moss did take over, growing all over the dw, the Java Fern (and most of the tank -- probably just over a third of the tank, in looks)

    I gathered up all that mass of moss (a few times over, actually) and bound it to various rocks. This past time, I gathered all I could off of the Java Ferns, actually thinking they'd been choked out, they were so covered.

    Guess what? My Java Ferns are just fine. I only trimmed away a few dead leaves. The Moss is (for now) mostly within a hairnet ball although there are always bits of it that take root and grow elsewhere.

    Your anubias should be fine. You will have to do some Moss trimming.
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    choked* out.

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