Looking for some Nano Marimo Moss Balls, but I can't seem to find the right place. My local Petco doesn't sell them, and I don't want to buy anything fake. I want three nanos, more or less. I already have a normal sized Marimo and I love it.
I ordered from there, then found out that they don't follow proper import rules/laws so I won't be ordering from them again. I think Cali is fairly strict about those kind of things, so maybe check around a bit more? Just my opinion.
Yeah, just because something makes it through Customs doesn't mean it should. Apparently the bad thing is that US Customs holds the recipient responsible, so a hefty fee could be assessed against you, not the vendor. :(
Oh, and mine came with a slight moldy smell? I'm searching for a safe way to "sanitize" them before dropping them in my tanks.
My marimo have always had a bit of a musty smell to them. I've always attributed it to the fact that they are actually a type of algae and not a moss. When I got mine I just let them chill in treated tapwater for a couple weeks, giving them a good swish and a squeeze out before switching them over to new water every couple days with their last soak being in some tank water.
I got mine off an eBay seller in the UK nearly 3 years ago now!
Its been long enough since I've had an aquarium going that my scent memory can't say for sure if the way my marimo always smell is in fact much different, so I can't for sure say if different is the norm for them (if that makes ANY sense, lol).