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post #11 of 13 Old 04-25-2013, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
Thanks for the reply's. I guess it's not worth it for my 10 gallon.
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post #12 of 13 Old 04-25-2013, 08:05 PM
marimo moss balls

Something to consider; I have 6 marimos in a 55 gal. 3 came from a LFS that kept them in their tanks, the other 3 from a LFS that kept them in seperate cups (like Betta cups). The 3 that were kept in cups have done WONDERFULLY!! Doubled in size quickly, and VERY lush and green. The others have hardly grown, and are more of a brownish-green. My tank is low tech, no CO2, low light. IMO Marimos are a beautiful addition to any aquaria and I would not go without them. So, to sum it up, give them another try, but be aware of how and where you buy them from.....
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post #13 of 13 Old 04-26-2013, 09:30 AM
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They sit on the bottom looking smug... that's all I can think of for a benefit.

Had one, now I don't have one. They look so out of place in a planted tank.... maybe pop them into the filter as a live media.

I did find that they did much better in a cold water setup with or without lots of light.


Total years fish keeping experience: 7 months, can't start counting in years for a while yet.

The shotgun approach to a planted tank with an LED fixture

Small scale nitrogen cycle with a jar, water and fish food; no substrate, filter etc
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