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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-09-2012, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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What's a Marimo Ball?

This may sound a little naive of me but what is it and why do aquarists like yourselves buy them? I see them all the time in Petco and I was just wondering.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-09-2012, 10:04 PM
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its a ball of moss: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Marimo-Moss-...-/250843581936

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Okay, that much I know of. Just wondered why its popular with betta enthusiasts. Is it because they get rid of nitrates or nitrites?

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nitrates, they don't do a whole lot, per say, but they are good.

Check out my thread on them. :D

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-09-2012, 10:24 PM
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I don't know what they do originally, but all I know is that a lot of betta enthusiasts like them, so i think I might invest in one for my next fish xD

I really don't have a nitrate problem (or nitrite), so I'm just getting them for looks :)

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-09-2012, 10:25 PM
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I am getting a Nerite snail and MARIMO moss ball tomorrow :D

SO EXCITED!

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-09-2012, 10:26 PM
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itsn ot moss at all actually lol its algae, that grows in currents that turn it into a ball. its forever in a current when they are in rivers. they are supposedly good to control algae since its a ball of algae the idea is algae wont grow where you dont want it. i ahve a whole video on them on my youtube channel lol cause i love them
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itsn ot moss at all actually lol its algae, that grows in currents that turn it into a ball. its forever in a current when they are in rivers. they are supposedly good to control algae since its a ball of algae the idea is algae wont grow where you dont want it. i ahve a whole video on them on my youtube channel lol cause i love them
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkL9C...ure=plpp_video
Getting one 2morrow :D
Along with my Nerite snail, that is -I am getting both!

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Dang it now I want one for my tank! X3
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