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Old 02-20-2012, 03:20 PM   #1 
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I got a Marimo moss ball today!

Couldn't believe it--Petsmart for $7.99. Its between the size of a ping pong ball and a baseball! I expected it to be MUCH more expensive. They only had two left, so I took the one that was more round. Its very green and healthy looking. Its obviously real, as it looks just like the real ones you can Google, and it sunk after I squeezed it out.

When I squeezed it out, there was no stink, and no dirty water. Question is, I have it in QT in a 1 gallon tank. The water from the pet store went in, and I and topped it off with dirty tank water from a water change I just did. Anything else I need to do? How long do you recommend QT? A week? Or more?
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:25 PM   #2 
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A week at least, more is best.

*pssst* (some people are going to tell you that it is vying for world domination)
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:31 PM   #3 
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Only cos' it's true, fishman!

RackinRocky - you need to name your moss ball, dems the rules ;)
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:42 PM   #4 
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Its been a few hours, and now the water is very cloudy. Should I put tap water in that has been treated with stress coat, or tap water along with tank water? (I just did a water change so don't have any dirty tank water now).
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:48 PM   #5 
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I did read that LONG thread (well, most of it) on moss balls. Hilarious! Not sure what to name it, but I'm thinking on it as I type.
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I would put in unconditioned water with the moss ball to kill any hitch- hikers.

But just for a few hours, then condition the water.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:53 PM   #7 
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A week at least, more is best.

*pssst* (some people are going to tell you that it is vying for world domination)
It's true! Goblin and Gremlin are plotting right now!

But yeah, a week by itself to make sure no surprises. Squeeze it every once in awhile and change the water to tank water after half a week. At least that's what I did. And Gremlins not dead yet!
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I have baby moss balls, does it mean I have to name them, too? Two of them are size of peas, one the size of a marble and the other the size of one of those big gumballs you get out of the spiral machines.
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I have baby moss balls, does it mean I have to name them, too? Two of them are size of peas, one the size of a marble and the other the size of one of those big gumballs you get out of the spiral machines.
Oh yes, 'tis procedure to name all the fuzzy balls!
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:35 PM   #10 
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Okay, into unconditioned water he goes for a few hours, then its some stress coat. Isn't Grover the green one? I was thinking of naming him that. Or maybe something a little more unique. . .
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