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    How to grow such beautiful moss?

    I found the following pic, and shocked by the beautiful moss (previously I saw lots of pics showing such beautiful moss, but currently I just found this one). It's amazing! What's the secrete to grow such moss? I know high humidity, bright light are the necessary conditions. But in my case, with high humidity, the fungus and algae often appear. How do people get rid of (or avoid) fungus and algae while growing such moss?

    here is the link:
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    (well, the pitcher is beautiful, but I found the moss in the background is more beautiful )
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    I think its done using pure demineralized/ro water.
    Moss starts out that way here but slowly becomes brown/moldy.
    Only thing im doing different is using tap water.
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    Good air circulation.

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    Using good water is important like Talie noted. Other than that, it really is just a matter of keeping the moss wet and brightly lit.

    I've had few problems growing moss. Even the lame, brown dead junk that certain unnamed nurseries send eventually has started growing for me. If you're growing with a terrarium it shouldn't be much of a problem getting it to grow - or if you are growing in an otherwise highly humid environment.

    I've also found that sometimes it's a matter of just letting the algae grow, the moss may eventually outgrow it.
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    You know, I'm also mesmerized by a good batch of sphagnum. Its just such a purty shade of green! At this point i'd say it's at the top of my want list! I'm currently trying to sprout my own from dead LFS but once i get back from my Christmas vacation i think I'm going to hedge my bets by picking up a bag of the live stuff too. Until then, I'm right there with the OP in wanting as much info as i can get about how to grow moss that looks like it does n that pic!!!

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    Keep it cool and wet. Sphagnum is popping up in some more Nep pots here because the days are getting cooler and wetter.

    Sphagnum grows best for me in my utric trays. The utric pots are up to the rim in water and red sphag is growing everywhere.
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    ^^^that site has been my bible thus far! Very good information there. Like the OP, I'm just looking for as many personal accounts as possible.

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