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Old 11-24-2012, 07:25 PM   #11 
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I don't really believe it keeps algae at bay. my friends moss balls grows so much algae :/
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:00 PM   #12 
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I got one today
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:18 PM   #13 
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I am interested in how it works. I am thinking of getting one for our little Harold for Christmas. Thinking that some live plants will make him a little happier.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:45 PM   #14 
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I guess it does help a little bit and makes a nice soft bed for the betta :D
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:29 PM   #15 
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I am interested in how it works. I am thinking of getting one for our little Harold for Christmas. Thinking that some live plants will make him a little happier.
Do it, they are so cool they are $8.99 at petsmart, not sure where else to get them.

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I guess it does help a little bit and makes a nice soft bed for the betta :D
Haha, sure! Mine have leaf hammocks though.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:57 AM   #16 
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Moss balls are cladophora sp. They are useful because of their colonial nature.

Be careful buying 'cheap' moss balls- there is another type of cladophora that will attach todriftwoods and substrate, and looks identical. Some unscrupulous dealers will get non-colonial cladophora, press it into a ball and sell it, but these will eventually unravel and anchor to the substrate.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:44 PM   #17 
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Thanks Jman I will try it. Been looking around trying to find the right plants for a 3g low light tank.

We also have a leaf hammock but he doesnt touch it. He likes to curl up around his heater or sleep in his cave.

Thanks Red I will be cautious when I buy one. How can you tell the difference when you look at them.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:14 PM   #18 
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You can't, but just use a reputable dealer and read the reviews first.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:19 PM   #19 
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Yipes ok well I dont really have a good dealer around here just seen a few at PetSmart and thought they maybe better in the tank then silk ones. That and they look so much better. I guess I will just have to keep a good eye on it and pull it if it starts to fall apart. How long before it shows signs of being bad? Maybe I can put it in another tank for awhile.
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Yipes ok well I dont really have a good dealer around here just seen a few at PetSmart and thought they maybe better in the tank then silk ones. That and they look so much better. I guess I will just have to keep a good eye on it and pull it if it starts to fall apart. How long before it shows signs of being bad? Maybe I can put it in another tank for awhile.
If you but it at Petsmart, it'll be fine.
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