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Old 07-11-2011, 12:25 AM   #1
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Marimo moss ball

Hey, i have a 10g (us gal) thats planted, filtered for 20g, and has 1 betta, 1 ghost shrimp, and a small marimo moss ball. I bought my moss ball on impulse and dont know much about them at all, if some one could refer me somewhere or respond with useful advice thatd be great !
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From the ones I know that are hopefully the same thing. They don't really need much light and every now and again you should squeeze it to rinse it out and that's all I know
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Moss balls and shrimp are a great combo and as was said, just squeeze it out every now and then. Just keep them away from goldfish, they'll eat them up like a kid with a free hand in a candy store lol.
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Lol, thank you, will it grow? I like thebig ones, but rather spend patients than money lol
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:20 AM   #5
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Lol, thank you, will it grow? I like thebig ones, but rather spend patients than money lol
It'll grow, but slowly in low light and better in high light.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:43 AM   #6
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Marimo balls are awesome. That's the only plant I like to keep my with fish because it doesn't cause a mess and provides O2 for my fish. Moss balls are pretty expensive though.
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One thing to note about marimo moss balls is given enough time and water current, you'll likely have clado growing on other surfaces in the tank eventually. I didn't notice it in mine till about a year or so after adding moss balls to one of the tanks, but I now have cladophora algae (what the moss is made of) attached and growing to a few objects in the tank.
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Will amanos, or any other algea eating shrimp eat this? Would my vampire filter pieces out of the water and eat it?
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no. it's algae, but not that kind of algae.
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Yeah I figured that lol oh well
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