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    hey i was lookin around google and i stumbled upon a tank with a tree in it?
    i took a closer look and it was a piece of drift wood roots upside down with some moss that had spread and it looked GREAT! have any of you tried this? is it hard or are there tricks?
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    I've got all the pieces, just haven't put it together yet.

    Just tie the moss on the tree, will require frequent trimming to look right
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    I've seen it, never tried it.

    I can never find pieces of wood that look nice enough. The hardest part, as I can tell, is incorporating it into an aquascape. A bunch of gravel, assorted random plants, and a random tree out of nowhere doesn't fit in. There has to be no other large plants, low growing foreground plants, some hardscape, and that has to be it for it to really look nice. It has to be the centerpiece, the main focal point of the tank to truely have an effect.


    Another thing you can do that I have done, is take toothpicks or wooden meat skewers, wrap them in moss and place them in large bunches together sticking upright out of the substrate. They look very similiar to a forest of evergreen trees if you keep them trimmed properly. Very nice effect.
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    Man that would look awesome, a planted tank with a weird piece of driftwood in the corner with maybe two different types of mosses then microswords covering the bottom to look like a grassy plain *head wanders off into tank imagination land*

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFish
    Another thing you can do that I have done, is take toothpicks or wooden meat skewers, wrap them in moss and place them in large bunches together sticking upright out of the substrate. They look very similiar to a forest of evergreen trees if you keep them trimmed properly. Very nice effect.
    Nick ... glad to see you post this ... I am thinking of a scene that involves an evergreen forest ... how long do the skewers last?
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    If you do try this, go with either willow moss or flame moss, java moss doesn't grow quite right to look naturally like a tree. Flame moss can be made to look like most trees and willow moss makes an awesome, well, willow tree.

    I've been wanting to try it but finding the right peice of wood has been killer and I once found the perfect peice, about 12 inches high but I wasn't gonna spend 80 bucks on it.

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    bamboo would last years, Christmas moss would be perfect
    or fissidens (Phoenix moss)
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    Nick ... glad to see you post this ... I am thinking of a scene that involves an evergreen forest ... how long do the skewers last?
    Quite awhile actually.

    I've had mine in the tank for only 6 months now, but a friend of mine has had his going for over 2 years and they are still standing. If need be, you can always replace the occasional straggler anyways.

    Its very nice to create a slope with these things. To start with a very tall tree and slowly slope down to a tiny tree, just cut off pieces of skewer.

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    that sounds really cool nickfish,

    any chance of a photo of the skewers in your tank??

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