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Doing up a tank for my Marimos Update: I think they have grown denser!

#21 User is offline   lazyworm 

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 01:25 PM

hmm.. why u want to separate the pregnant shrimps to another tank? u can just leave them together..
and best not to add fish for ur shimp tank.. to prevent mozzie? a small tank with good water circulation will prevent mozzie. if u wnat to add some fishes to add some activities, u can try these small mouth fishes (so that they would unlikely to eat ur baby shrimps):

1) boraras merah
2) boraras briggitae
3) boraras micro
4) boraras maculatus

can get from one of the aquarium shops along with C328, just saw them abt 2-3 wks ago. good luck! :flowers:/>
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#22 User is offline   Velvetine 

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 02:05 PM

The fish is to provide "stuff" for the Marimo and the shrimps are the cleaners . The main focus is the Marimos though it seems not! :hysterical:/>

I still would like to seperate the shrimps. :glare:/>

The fishies look very nice. Will check them out. They aren't too expensive, are they?
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 02:55 PM

haha! ok ok! :rolleyes:/>

hmm.. the fish cost abt $1.00 each.. is this expensive? depend on individual.. :rolleyes:/>
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 04:00 PM

$1? Not as expensive as some shrimps… :hysterical:/>

How about the common fish used in waterlily pots? Will those do? I'm thinking of the (red) Molly and some guppies. Got some downstairs.
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 04:16 PM

ya hor! some shrimps cost $150 each.. haha! :hitmyself:/>
i wouldn't want to add those big mouth greedy fishes, smaller shrimps will be gone and ur mummy shrimps not likely to get pregnant again.. :closedeyes:/>

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 11:53 AM

They arrived yesterday at my office. Downright adorable!! :wub:/>

Relaxing in my tank with the slowly diminishing shrimp population:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v88/lshterh/GCS/sidemmb.jpg

Small ones (slightly more than 1 inch) (there are even smaller ones)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v88/lshterh/GCS/smallmmb.jpg

Here are the big ones (3 inch)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v88/lshterh/GCS/2biggiesmmb.jpg

This one had a pretty rough time during transit here. Gonna keep it. Can help me give it a name?:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v88/lshterh/GCS/roughridemmb.jpg
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Posted 24 February 2007 - 01:26 PM

View PostVelvetine, on Feb 24 2007, 11:53 AM, said:

This one had a pretty rough time during transit here. Gonna keep it. Can help me give it a name?:


Call him Mick Jaggered. You know - rolling stones, non-moss gathering variety, 'cept this is a rolling moss. Oh I don't know .... go figger. :rolleyes:/>

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 07:05 PM

:lol:/> So cute :lol:/>

Mind sharing how u are growing these little babies?
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Posted 24 February 2007 - 08:50 PM

View Postmm, on Feb 24 2007, 01:26 PM, said:

Call him Mick Jaggered. You know - rolling stones, non-moss gathering variety, 'cept this is a rolling moss. Oh I don't know .... go figger. :rolleyes:/>


Well, I was thinking that since it is a Marimo and it is sporting a mohawk, that perhaps Moe would be a good name. Hey, maybe I'd be able to find Larry and Curly in the tank too! Hmmmm.... or maybe just name it Tuffy... :rolleyes:/> ^_^/>

View Postalbertat84, on Feb 24 2007, 07:05 PM, said:

:lol:/> So cute :lol:/>

Mind sharing how u are growing these little babies?


Well, I'll sell whatever I can. Break up a couple of the big ones to see how fast it can grow. Put rest into different tanks and containers and experiment with fertilizers to see which ones help it to grow fast.

I have an image in my head of a huge marimo trying to get out of its experiment tank and me running out of the room for dear life... :hysterical:/> :hysterical:/>

Hey Albert, isn't that 5 minutes past your bedtime?

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 09:39 PM

Vel, where in the world did you get all that Marimo from?? :wub:/> My two at home is only about 1.5cm. They arrived as 1.5cm too! :lol:/>
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Posted 24 February 2007 - 10:02 PM

Hi Cindy,

Tat's cute. I am actually looking for those small sized one but only happen to find big ones at C328. So bought 3 from C328 at the size of at least 2" for $10.

P/S: if u r thinking of getting a big one, do let me know. I dun mind exchanging the small. :)/>

Regards,
Clare

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 10:06 PM

vel, they are green monsters!.. they will say: dont' make me angry, u won't like me when i am angry!.. so now u know what to name them?.. haha! :P/>

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 11:43 PM

Cindy: How long have you had yours? Europe. I read somewhere that a ball doubled its size in a month. Now experimenting to find out how.

Clare: Is your order for 2 from me still standing now that you've bought from C328? Yes, small ones cute. But I must say big ones also cute (because I have 10 large ones in my house and they might come after me if I don't say them cute too :P/> )

lazyworm: I'll make sure they won't get angry! :P/> :lol:/>
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 12:32 AM

Hi velvetine,

Is it as small as 1cm to 1.5cm? If it's tat's small, i am fine with it. Cos planning to put them in a small bottle and grow it in office.

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 08:23 AM

LoL.. Just like little infants, when these marimo balls grow up and become bigger, they will not be as cute as when they are smaller. I have broken up one of the balls into 8 little pieces and hope that they will gives me 8 little marimos soon.

Vel, what kind of fertilizers are u using? I'm not sure if orchid fertilizers will be fine for them or should i buy special aquarium fertilizers... (vel, that is still 55mins away... :closedeyes:/> )
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 03:24 PM

Right now I'm relying on shrimp droppings as I am rather reluctant to get fishies in light of them eating the shrimps and Marimo.

Going to try superthrive as well. Haven't thought of orchid fertilizers yet ....

I must get them into brighter sunlight as well but that might boil the little darlings. Suddenly, I hear T4s calling my name... :hysterical:/>
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:57 PM

Vel, mine came from Hokkaido...a friend didn't know what to get me and get me the "plants" instead. That was a year ago. :lol:/>

Mine seems less tolerant of heat though. You remember the Marimo at Wilson's place? Those are from Japan too! :blink:/>
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 06:03 PM

get some galaxies..
.they look good in planted..

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 06:23 PM

Ya, must be becareful not to boil them when putting them under the sun. I just tried it this morning and the water feels warm to my touch. Hope i won't end up with some veggie soup...
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 07:03 PM

wahaha! got my 3 little green spongy balls of goodness from Vel today! :P/>
currently residing in their own little individual jam jar.. so excited! they just sit there and look all green and cute... :lol:/>
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