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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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what's up with my marimo?

It's in an extremely low light tank.
Is it growing?
How should I "mold" it .......
I'm thinking just roll it around in my hands?
The other one isn't growing as much.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 12:01 AM
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What a strange moss ball you have there! Are we sure it's not another type of algae taking it over?
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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I'm pretty sure, I haven't touched it yet, tho.
I was hoping someone has had the same experience
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 01:27 AM
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Heard you have to wash and squeeze them out once in a while .. like a sponge.

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Heard you have to wash and squeeze them out once in a while .. like a sponge.
Mmm, you do! Just squeeze them gently a couple of times in old tank water during a water change and it'll do the trick. If they don't get much current they'll need to be manually rolled about, too. But this doesn't seem to be a problem stemming from either of those points.

Hopefully somebody here has some experience with this type of growth!
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some say that if you see rapid growth it's another type of algae. i dunno. marimo actually comes from fairly dimly lit cool water environments and is itself a type of algae.
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All of the above, you squeeze him in tank water, then you gently roll him as though he was a little green meat ball. That is what they look like when they are growing but not rolling and bouncing.
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Thank you all, I kind of like the way it looks with the wild hairdo but I plan to roll it around and see what happens
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 10:26 AM
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Ew, it looks creepy. I wouldn't want to touch it. lol


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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 04:25 PM
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i think these require high light or direct sunlight. i never had success with it in my tank, i have medium strong LED 7000k. when i put it in direct sunlight directly in front of the window, it floats and makes bubbles. i don't need to form it. at night it sinks and stays still. pretty neat.
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