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Question Bamboo, Moss Balls, and Bettas

So, today I went to petsmart. At first I was just getting a sponge filter but my current whisper filter started up and since it's connected to the tank, I decided to wait and see if it keep acting up.

Well, I was going to purchase a Moss ball, but they were $7.99. My boyfriend insisted on a piece of bamboo, which we purchased and put in Vallies tank. Well, I wanted to know if the bamboo can be trimmed/cut in order to fit better without anything from the plant leaking into the tank?

Otherwise, is it okay that part of it isn't fully submerged?

Another question, I really want a Moss ball. He is currently in a 1.5 g tank with a piece of bamboo, 2 soft plants, Sandy mini figure and a leaf hammock (Are leaf hammocks any good? Always wanted one).

Would adding a moss ball be too much or okay? And do I need to do anything extra for the tank as far as the bamboo goes?


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Remeber the leaves of lucky bamboo need to be in air. Lucky bamboo is not a real bamboo.
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All of the leaves? Or just the ones on the top?


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All the leaves. Marimo has to be turned over and squezzed ounce a week.
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The marimo in there will be fine :) It doesn't add to the bioload or anything. And aside from the once a week squeeze, it's virtually no maintenance.

Many people like the leaf hammocks, just be sure to remove the metal wire from it, as it can rust. The plastic part will pop right back into the suction cup.
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You also have to make sure the Marimo direction is changed. Check my albums to see what I do with lucky bamboo.
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Thank you to everyone. I'll make a few changes to his tank and probably get a moss ball on the 6th. Is the one from petsmart okay or should I order one off the net?


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Did you see my albums?
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I just did. You have your bamboo in the filter right?


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My twenty gallon filter has 2 my ten gallon filter has 1. Both my tanks have Lucky bamboo growing through the lid.
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