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 Post subject: marimo balls
PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:38 pm 
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Location: somerville near tufts
is anyone here keeping them? i had only seen them on line until recently.. at a lfs.

no one there had any clue about them! typical for big box lfs..

just curious ..


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 Post subject: Re: marimo balls
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:28 am 
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I have tried these and had them grow (and yes, they are easy to divide). The problem with this is that other types of algae will attach to the balls (just like algae will attach to the plants) and they eventually look less interesting and more like algae growing wild (it doesn't help that my tank is heavily planted and doesn't have good open space, I think these look best in an open area so they show up against the substrate). Mine eventually ended up going into the compost pile.

Diana
Beverly, MA


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 Post subject: Re: marimo balls
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:32 am 
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hmm.. i have a biorb that i could throw one into.. might be worth it.. will be only plant in tank..


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