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can you attach moss to your filter to hide it?

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by Leslie, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    will this work.

    I wanted to know if i could get my java moss to stick to my filter? if i tied it. its a inside one that hangs on the wall and its big and black and i didnt know if it would work. i kinda wanna hide it. i dont have enought plants yet so let me know if you think it will work.
     
  2. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    It will never attach itself to the plastic but you can tie it on if you'd like.
     
  3. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    if it wont attatch then i wont even bother.
     
  4. GOT MTS?

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    IMO it wont work while the filter is on because it would just get sucked in. IF you had another filter your not using you may be able to put it in a bucket for a few months until the java moss attaches.

    Another idea might be to take some silicone and glue some plastic screen to the filter and then tie your java moss to the screen with cotton thread.

    What ever you do be careful that the moss doesn't get sucked into your filter a foul the motor.
     
  5. James0816

    James0816 New Member

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:06 pm
    You "could" make it work with some doing, however with the intake sitting right where the moss would be located and the current coming off of the HOB, wouldn't do any good.
     
  6. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:09 pm
    it isnt one that hangs on the outside. it is one that is on the inside. the intake is on the back side. it will not go in the filter
     
  7. GOT MTS?

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:20 pm
    here is what I would do: buy a PVC pipe slightly larger then you filter. Silicone a piece of old pantyhose on the outside of the tube but leave one end open so you can remove your filter for periodic cleaning. Tie your java moss to the pantyhose with cotton thread.

    If you need to stick to the wall of your tank fasten suction cups to it with zip ties. The moss will eventually cover the zip ties.

    If nothing else I hope this will give you some ideas. Good luck
     
  8. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:21 pm
    The filter doesn't have a pipe. I think it's one of those in-tank filters by Whisper.
     
  9. James0816

    James0816 New Member

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:21 pm
    ahhh...i see....what type of filter is it...brand?
     
  10. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:27 pm
    thank you anthony. it is a whisper. i thought i was just saying it wrong or making no sence.
     
  11. GOT MTS?

    GOT MTS? Member

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:28 pm
    I meant the entire filter could be placed inside of the PVC pipe. If it's the filter I think it is.
     
  12. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:31 pm
    if i did that the water would not filter.
     
  13. GOT MTS?

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:45 pm
    is this similar the the filter you have?
    filter.jpg
     
  14. James0816

    James0816 New Member

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:49 pm
    Yeah...that would be a bit bulky DIY job. For a small tank, it would stand out like a sore thumb.
     
  15. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:57 pm
    I knew from your pictures. :D
     
  16. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:42 pm
    it is but the intake is on the other side.
     
  17. GOT MTS?

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    Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:07 pm
    well couldn't you just roll a stocking over the whole thing and tie your moss to that?

    Otherwise it is going to be difficult to get the moss to stick to plastic
     
  18. kwheeler91

    kwheeler91 New Member

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    Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:25 am

    i know its been a while since you posted this, but if you have the same filter i got, the tetra whisper that hangs on the inside and is huge, i have some java moss that got sucked up and attached itself to the top where the water flows out and is growing there now. so it is possible to grow it on plastic, i think the plastic is sort of textured, although i didnt do it on purpose it did work so give it a try :)
     
  19. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    I know this is old, but for the new people who are reading this and want to hide their filters I'd try siliconing maybe some artificial plants over it (if it's similar to Leslie's filter).