Hello! First of all I hope this is in the right spot and second of all I hope this question had not been asked recently. I looked around but did not see anything.
So, anyways, I picked up a Marimo moss ball today at petsmart. I was thinking of just making it a terrarium, since I almost got my betta a ball at petco and the guy told me it could cause algae problems. But today, when mom and I were in the store looking up to make sure it was a real Marimo ball (and we determined it was) she said that these balls actually helped prevent algae. So....here are my questions:
My tank is a 3 gal, heated, unfiltered, with no aquarium light (though I do use my overhead light for him and keep it on throughout the day. And I do have an overhead light for it, but I stopped using it sense it caused him to see his own reflection) and I have a bit of an algae problem already (nothing major, just a little at the top of the waterline every time I do my 100% change, and this started happening after I started to used betta spa) so...with all that in mind, would this cute Marimo ball be right for my tank?
Also, will it be fine with me using betta spa? Since my betta is prone to ripped fins I keep it in the tank all the time to keep him safe.
And, finally, if you guys think I should plant it how should I do it? It was in a little cup by itself...so should I wash it out anyways? And then what? Should I just put it in or let it adjust, or wait till the next 100% change?
Thank you! : ]