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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-04-2013, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Moss Ball Questions

Hey guys, I'm thinking of buying a moss ball for each of my four Bettas, but I'm not sure what the best kind is or what the most cost effective method of purchasing them would be. I know they have moss balls at my local Petsmart for $8 each, and the LFS I usually go to has big ones for $12.

I don't need huge ones, four smallish ones would be ideal for me right now, but what type should I get? And does anyone know where I can get them inexpensively that has good quality? I can order them online if I need to.

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I'd recommend getting them online if you are getting more than one. That'll probably be more cost effective. Simple marimo balls should do!
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fresh-Extra-...item27d479bd7e

this person sells them for 6.99 each and he combines shipping, so for 3, would probably be less than 3 bucks shipping at 6.99 each. But these are bigggg moss ball! but US seller, so u'll get it in 3 days!
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He also sells two and get one free if you look at all his auctions. Plus, 100% positive feedback.

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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 09:11 AM
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And you can buy one or two big ones and cut them down and re-tie them into smaller balls. They grow very slowly so make sure to make them whatever size you want right now.
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I am going to be splitting a ten gallon tank soon with two males. What would be a good size Marimo for each side? Could I buy one that is like 6cm and cut it in half? Do I need to tie it down?
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Someone mentioned cutting and retieing a moss ball. What inside a moss ball?
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Someone mentioned cutting and retieing a moss ball. What inside a moss ball?
More of the same algae, just need to tie it to make it back into a ball with growth.
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Oh. So it's a ball of Cladophora, not Cladophora grown on top of a spherical form or substrate. Thanks. I'd wondered about that.
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