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Thread: Where(what kind) to buy live sphagnum moss? [PICS]

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    You can always go to Home Depot or Lowes and buy a $4 bag of the dried LFS and cultivate it such that the living sphagnum emerges. Takes several months, but it works.

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    Yep. You can get live sphagnum out of the dead stuff at Lowes. Wet, humid conditions and bright light...you'll get new growth. I used to line the bottom of my tanks with dried sphagnum and in several months I had a nice green carpet.
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    I've never had success getting dry moss to come back to life. I wonder if they sterilize it once it goes overseas to Asia

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    I went to lowes today to check on plant stuff they had Mosser Lee's Long-Fibered Sphagnum Moss I thought I should get it, but I wasn't sure about it so is the Mosser's Lee's LFS moss the one I should get? if so I'll be sure to get a bag when I can.

    Thanks for the help.

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    You should check on the bag to see if it has fertilizer in it.
    If it does'nt, you should get it
    I'm sure other members have experience with this brand so they can tell you.
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    Mosser Lee has 2 types of LFS. the nasty canadian stuff and NZ sphagnum.... the canadian stuff is brown and the the strands arent very full...its decomposes quickly and it very unsightly. but! if its NZ sphagnum(should be blondish) i would get it! lowes also has "Orchid Moss" which is high quality Chilean Sphagnum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glider14 View Post
    lowes also has "Orchid Moss" which is high quality Chilean Sphagnum.
    That's what I use. Cheap, convenient, abundant.

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    Thanks for the info I'm not sure what type it is if it's NZ or canadian I'll probably check a local nursary first then go to lowes to check again.

    The bag said sphagnum moss, but also on the back it said it's from Central Wisconsin so I'll probably look around a bit more at local garden stores if I find nothing I'll try the Chilean Sphagnum I saw it, but didn't know it was ok for VFT.

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