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Old 04-05-2013, 02:37 PM   #1 
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Anyone have the Exo Terra Moss Ball?

In my search of an actual moss ball, I found this product:

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInUS%2FNo

It seems to be an fake moss ball that cleans the tank by absorbing nitrates, nitrites, odors, etc. Do real moss balls do this, or is the product only to help disguise cleaning aids to look natural in the tank? If real moss balls keep the tank clean, which is better?

Also, could this hurt my fish in any way, shape or form?

Thanks everyone!!
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:55 PM   #2 
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From what I read it not a real moss ball just is where it traps the stuff so algae prefers to grow on it. Made to look like it natural counterpart.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:18 PM   #3 
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Right :) What I want to know though is if a real moss ball does the same job and if this product actually works like it says it does
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:25 PM   #4 
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I wondered the same thing...it seems it is illegal to ship to California

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=141905
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:37 PM   #5 
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The fake ones might only work for a certain period of time. NEVER to be confused with "less water changes". As for Marimo moss, it's worth the price bc it's the easiest live plant to keep alive. It uses all that bad stuff to grow and stay alive but again, not to be confused with "less water changes". A lot of employees will say to do less changes but they don't understand water parameters.

They're a fun addition to all tanks, I would get the real one though. I saw the package for the fake ones and was not impressed.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:37 PM   #6 
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Whoa that's....weird. Apparently those Glowfish are prohibited in California too.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:12 PM   #7 
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I'd go real. Real is always going to do more for your tank than fake...and Heaven only knows what's in there that's supposedly doing all this "wonderful" stuff. :P

And I know that real marimo moss is SOOO SOFT, like velvet...and you can squish it onto things and then your betta can lay on it. There was someone else on here who did that with a castle their fish really liked, and made a "betta bed" for their guy. ;)

Go real! :D
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:23 PM   #8 
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and i know that real marimo moss is sooo soft, like velvet...and you can squish it onto things and then your betta can lay on it. There was someone else on here who did that with a castle their fish really liked, and made a "betta bed" for their guy.

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Old 04-08-2013, 10:36 PM   #9 
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My betta sleeps on her moss ball. :) loves it. And when it isn't right against the glass, she will nudge it til it moves or til I move it for her. :P
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