My sister is a Senior in high school and she got a very high honor, and is one of only 8 people to be chosen to live in a dorm. She doesn't want any fish ("I hate cleaning tanks, they're so messy") and she decided that a little "goldfish bowl" or vase with a Marimo Moss ball would be perfect to take care of. But you have to supply it ammonia.....right? How would you go about that? Pop in a few fish pellets a few times a week? How often would you have to squeeze it out then?
Also my Marimo moss ball was $9 and it's about 2 1/2 inches in diameter....however at Petsmart one day they had a biiig tank full of plants (some were bendy wires covered with java moss that they bent to say "PETSMART" which was really neat) and there was an absolutely ENORMOUS Marimo moss ball! It was around 7 inches in diameter, but it was a bit flattened....I wanted it so badly though! I think it would be cool to have a shrimp tank with only Marimo moss balls everywhere.... but then again sometimes Ash gets stuck under the moss and I have to pop him out
Anyway....would it be ok if my sister put the moss in a vase and with whatever else she needs, and left it in a sunny windowsill? Or would it get too hot and kill the plant?
Thanks in advance!