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I'm hearing nothing but amazing things about Marimo, and how they are "quirky" and have personalities. But how is this so? Can anyone explain to me how this plant is so special? I'm considering purchasing one or two tomorrow for my boys to play with. :)
 

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Supposedly they have been know to move around the tank on their own and they somehow help with algae control. I think its actually some kind of algae itself and not really moss.

I had the nano moss balls which where cool but I somehow lost all 5 of them >.<
I want a few of the large ones, maybe they wont go running off on me
 

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Their just something different to play with. I have 2 normal and 5 nanos on the way. I move mine around all the time.
 

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I've heard that the reason they aide in reducing algae growth is that, being a form of algae themselves, they out-compete other types of algae for nutrients. I don't know if they really do help or not, but I remember reading that somewhere. I have 5 smallish ones just because I like the way they look. My last betta actually seemed to enjoy rearranging them from time to time, so I never had to roll them around myself (you roll them every so often to keep them from getting a flat side).
 

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Yeah I heard that too. I'm currently testing that with one of my tanks. I saw some algae starting to grow and I threw it in there. So far it actually looks like its working.
 

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Who knows? Maybe they really are why I've never once had an algae problem in my 10gal!
 

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