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Old 01-26-2014, 10:05 PM   #1 
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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.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:38 PM   #2 
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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!
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:40 AM   #3 
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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
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:30 AM   #4 
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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.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:57 AM   #5 
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alright, I was definetely a skeptic about the moss, but they do look great.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:22 AM   #6 
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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.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:11 AM   #7 
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Ok, did they look good after they grew?
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:11 AM   #8 
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Oh and how did you get em to grow?
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:06 PM   #9 
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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 :)
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:59 PM   #10 
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thanks it sounds like they are a real joy to have, and not just a petstore scam
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