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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. :)

So, any suggestions?
 

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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.
 

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Ebay is the only place I've seen them. They are not a big thing here in the UK. But like Sparkyjoe said, check they are following the right procedures.
 

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I bought mine from Aquamagic, and it made it through customs. That's not always the case, though.
 

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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.
 

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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!
 

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Well, I'm somewhat used to the earthy smell of aquarium filters and the like, but this was actually a musty/moldy smell. Very odd.

They are currently chilling (literally) in a bucket of treated tap water until I figure out my next steps.
 

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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).
 

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I kinda just took my ball out of the package and tossed it into the tank, lol.
 

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got mine (5) from aquatic magic along with some java moss but before i knew they weren't on the "up and up". it took several weeks to get here and it was in that time that i discovered their shady rep. they came in a small, flattened envelope. perked right up after i put them in water and rolled them back into shape. while i'm happy with my purchase the risk of getting nothing for my money, or worse fined, isn't worth it for me.
 

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got mine (5) from aquatic magic along with some java moss but before i knew they weren't on the "up and up". it took several weeks to get here and it was in that time that i discovered their shady rep. they came in a small, flattened envelope. perked right up after i put them in water and rolled them back into shape. while i'm happy with my purchase the risk of getting nothing for my money, or worse fined, isn't worth it for me.
+1 to everything. I was in basically the same situation. Never again. I think from now on I'll stick to local sellers, or get plants through trading with friends.
 

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I ordered from them a couple weeks ago.... recieved some CO2 diffusers instead...wrote them and haven't heard back.... I used paypal so I will hopefully get my money back..
 
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