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Old 06-05-2012, 02:16 AM   #1 
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Marimo Moss/Green Water

I just bought a marimo moss ball and i have changed the water in the cup that is currently housing the ball until my tank is done cycling. I have noticed that the water is turning green in the cup and junk is collecting at the bottom of the cup. I'm worried about putting the ball into my tank, I don't want it to dirty the water. Has this happened to anyone, can anyone give me some advice??
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:20 PM   #2 
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Hmmm... Does the water you put in it's container have chlorine in it? I guess if it doesn't look like it's decaying I would just give it a good washing/ringing out and put it in the tank. I think they're near impossible to kill. The filter should take care of any matter that comes off the ball.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:52 PM   #3 
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Welcome to the forum

If you haven't quarantined your moss ball I would. The filter probably will take care of everything that might come out of the ball, but if it was in with other fish it couldn't hurt to quarantine.

A good rinse under the faucet doesn't kill mine. I rinse and squeeze it out then throw it in a bowl of dechlorinated water. It floats a bit while it is soaking up water again but sinks once it's water logged. (I rinse it to get shmootz off it like snail doo etc.) Mine is healthy and green even mistreating it like this.

When I got mine it was full of those little worms that happen if you have a dirty tank. (I forgot the name atm)

GL with your moss ball. :)
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yes I am quarantining the ball right now in chlorinated water right now, I will be switching the cup's water to aquarium water tomorrow to finish quarantining I also noticed that that ball is splitting down the middle sot of, I guess this is what caused the "junk" to accumulate at the bottom of the cup and tun the water greenish. I'm thinking of just splitting it and putting one half in each of my Betta tanks. Any tips of splitting then sewing up marimo balls is welcome lol =]
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