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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Petsmart told me to put one of their rootless moss plants in my betta tank. I asked him if its safe and he said yes and it will help make the water cleaner. Its pretty small and seems ok but what all do I need to know about this? And is it ok?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-03-2013, 11:38 PM
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If its one of their Moss Ball plant things it's fine considering they told u to and here where I live they're right next to the Bettas! :D
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If it is Marimo Ball, I have one and it's been doing great since I put it in my tank a few weeks ago. They don't really require any special care, just be sure to turn it over every once and a while so it stays green on all sides.
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Marimo moss balls are popular as a basically care-free live plant. PetSmart told me I'd have to do less water changes with it.. That's a LIE. Keep up with your regular water changes and enjoy your moss ball!!
PS don't sell the nano ones but you can get them on ebay, nano moss balls are smaller than the regular ones, they're simply adorable!

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Marimo moss balls are popular as a basically care-free live plant. PetSmart told me I'd have to do less water changes!

I mean that is true if you get a **** ton of moss balls sorta
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now i'm imagining a tank completely carpeted in marimos. that would be an expensive but awesome looking substrate.
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That would be pretty awesome looking. =D I have a couple flower vases that I'm thinking of turning into little "Marimo aquariums" when the flowers die. Just so they don't go to waste. XD
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If you did get a Marimo, make sure you squeeze it out either every water change or once every couple of weeks as they absorb a lot of debris. When you do, cover your nose, they smell. Hahah.

Marimo balls are actually a species of algae so they are sometimes added to planted aquariums to help reduce algae blooms (though you'd need a fair few for any real effect).

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My large one smells like fart.

Oh jstn, please be mindful when posting. This is a family forum and strong language is not tolerated, as per your user agreement :)

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Well i havent turned it over so i will sat. But since i got all ur attention...how do i change my filter in my power filter if i have to change it seperate from water changes...that would mean id have to push back my water change?
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