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Old 01-26-2014, 09:48 PM   #1 
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Fluval moss stone?

Do you have any of these? They look amazing but I wanna see them in an actual tank before buying them.

If you have some in your tank could you post a picture here!

If you've never heard of them before you defiantly need to look them up!
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:58 AM   #2 
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I remember when you could get real Marimo mossballs for that price. Look around; maybe you still can. That's what you want, not some plastic replica.

(Find the mossball thread on here)
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:44 AM   #3 
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They are out there. Here's some on ebay for $1.89 a piece.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/360623487757?lpid=82
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:10 PM   #4 
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I bought mine from this seller. They are large, shipped from the US, and cost about as much as one ball from my local stores.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:10 PM   #5 
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I bought mine from this seller. They are large, shipped from the US, and cost about as much as one ball from my local stores.
Even better. I couldn't tell if the ones I found were from the US or not. Frankly if I were to get some I would not want them from anywhere else.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:29 AM   #6 
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As far as I know, Marimo mossballs all come from a few lakes in Japan, whose water patterns, currents and algae compostion encourages their growth and ...uhh, lifestyle. I'm not sure if they could be domestically grown or, because they grow so slowly, if that would even be a commercially viable venture.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:46 AM   #7 
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They grow in a few other places as well, but I suspect that commercial growers just cultivate the algae species and then shape it into a ball.

The things we put in aquariums wouldn't be considered true marimo moss balls by Japanese afficionados, but they're still nice to own.
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:28 PM   #8 
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Actually, Iowa has marimo balls. See http://www.aqualandpetsplus.com/index.htm
Check out all his information on just about anything that lives in water. And he's funny, too.
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:55 PM   #9 
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Crazy!!! I paid 10.00 at my local petstore for one. Luckily it was big so I split it into thirds so they can grow bigger and be split some more to get my moneys worth LOL
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:33 PM   #10 
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I ran across a source that said that moss balls also grow in Idaho. Would dearly like to know where in Idaho, because during creek wading childhood in Southeast Idaho I never ran across one. The water is cold enough though.
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