Pet Store Plants: Bulbs and marimo moss balls - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Burning up in Arizona
Posts: 254
Pet Store Plants: Bulbs and marimo moss balls

I have been browsing our local pet stores, for planted tank ideas, I was wondering what people knew about the "guarenteed to grow bulbs" and marimo moss balls.
Joey Fish is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 10:38 PM
New Member
 
Mommagalicia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 14
I have some of those bulbs sitting in water in a window right now. I'm glad I did not put them in the tank as suggested because they grew mold which is appearantly very common. It's been nearly a month and I will be contacting the company soon for replacements.
I ordered a marimo moss ball online and it should be arriving tomorrow. I have heard nothing but good things about the moss balls. I can't wait till I can put it in my tank and hopefully my boy will play with it!
Mommagalicia is offline  
post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Burning up in Arizona
Posts: 254
Thanks I bought the bulbs as well, but I lost the receipt. Thanks for the moss ball info, they look great, I just didnt know if they could be trusted
Joey Fish is offline  
post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-27-2014, 12:30 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Concord, ca
Posts: 41
I have a moss ball and I think they're great. I've had no problems with it what so ever. looks so cute too! ^.^
Don't know about the bulbs tho, never tried them. I don't really trust the idea of them being in the tank with my fish. However outside in the garden bulbs are great.
johnnymillenium is offline  
post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-27-2014, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Burning up in Arizona
Posts: 254
alright, I was definetely a skeptic about the moss, but they do look great.
Joey Fish is offline  
post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-28-2014, 02:22 AM
Member
 
kittenfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 882
I bought a pack of 4 bulbs which actually contained 6. 3 of them grew, which isn't too bad. They can take a long time to start growing. The problem with the guarantee, at least on my pack, is they want you to mail them the bulbs that didn't grow and also pay for shipping for the new bulbs. Ends up costing as much as a new pack.
kittenfish is offline  
post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-28-2014, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Burning up in Arizona
Posts: 254
Ok, did they look good after they grew?
Joey Fish is offline  
post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-28-2014, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Burning up in Arizona
Posts: 254
Oh and how did you get em to grow?
Joey Fish is offline  
post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-28-2014, 02:06 PM
Member
 
relaxedcrazyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 351
i can vouch for the bulbs causing fungus/mold. three sets, 3 different tanks. All got fungus/mold. It seems i have has the worst effects of the 3 tanks. The fungus/mold has spread to other parts of my tank in the span of a weekend. AVOID!

the moss balls are awesome, they look great and my betta loves moving them around. and depending on the size of it, they sometimes like to rest on it :)
relaxedcrazyman is offline  
post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-28-2014, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Burning up in Arizona
Posts: 254
thanks it sounds like they are a real joy to have, and not just a petstore scam
Joey Fish is offline  
Reply

Tags
balls , bulbs , grow , marimo , moss

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Marimo moss balls Adelais Planted Betta Tanks 5 01-19-2013 03:21 PM
Marimo Moss Balls babystarz Planted Betta Tanks 63 10-03-2012 06:56 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome