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Ramenuzumaki 09-17-2009 12:51 AM

Splitting a Marimo Algae Ball
I currently have a tennis ball sized marimo in my 5 Gallon tank. I like it in there, but i would also like one in my 20gal and if i end up getting the 30 gal i would like some in there too. i heard that if a marimo is large enough it can be split into several small marimo. does anyone know how to do this? any advice would be appreciated :)

nomel 09-17-2009 03:53 AM

I pulled mine apart and now I have two not very attractive mostly flat...I think your supposed to use a small rubber band to hold them together until they grow enough to hold themselves. One of these days, I'll get around to trying.

Ramenuzumaki 09-17-2009 01:28 PM

i read somehwere they are supposed to roll around in the tank
maybe if yours rolls around a bit itll be pretty again?
sorry you pulled yours apart to test for me D:

fighttest 09-18-2009 06:20 PM

you could probably tie some string tightly around it and tighten it slightly each day to eventualy split it but thats just my 2 cents

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