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

#41 User is offline   Velvetine 

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 08:34 PM

I'm glad they are in a good home. I'd better not let my remaining marimos read your post or else they would ALL want their own jam jars... :lol:/> :hysterical:/>
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Posted 07 March 2007 - 08:54 PM

hoo hoo... they are still alive so far... somehow they changed shape... maybe its my eyes... losing some of their hairs though.. den again maybe its my eyes...
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 11:49 PM

ok ok i got pics! of my Marimo (seems like i'm the only one, besides Vel, thats abit excited about Marimos :P/> )

Where i Put them

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s248/kookyplum/My%20Green%20Stuff/KookyplUm008.jpg

He/She's all alone

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s248/kookyplum/My%20Green%20Stuff/KookyplUm009.jpg

2 Of Them

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s248/kookyplum/My%20Green%20Stuff/KookyplUm010.jpg

So unglam rite? :unsure:/>
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Posted 10 March 2007 - 07:58 AM

Cute! :)/> You put them the same way as another member, Kiccoro, who also has them in jars... sometimes they float... When I first saw them, I was like eeeewwww... but they've grown on me now. Kiccoro is the first with these marimo balls if I'm not wrong. Then Vel saw them and the rest, as they say, is history... :drunk:/>

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 10:56 AM

Hi Kooky!

Nice shots. Put them in bright sunlight (not direct sun) and see if they float. :lol:/>

Well, I saw them somewhere else and when I found out that Kiccoro had some, I asked where I could get them. When I couldn't find them at the shop she got them from, I ordered them overseas.

Apart from being pretty, they do have a practical use - owners have reported they help reduce the (other) algae problems of their fish / planted tank.
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Posted 11 March 2007 - 01:56 AM

i put them next to my window... and so far they have not floated... but there are little bubbles on the hairs...and once in a while i give the jar a little shake... :wacko:/> just to keep them rotating...
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Posted 11 March 2007 - 03:23 PM

where do you buy marimos? need alot light? they're kinda cute...
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Posted 11 March 2007 - 03:49 PM

oh oh... seems someone is getting infected... lemme help... ya it is cute! so so cute! get 1 or 2! :P/>
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Posted 11 March 2007 - 03:51 PM

now gt no space ... must dig out tank
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Posted 11 March 2007 - 03:56 PM

oh u don't need a tank... there are 4 things u need

1. a nice bright spot by the window
2. a jam jar or 2
3. water
4. to pm Velvetine

thats all u need! :lol:/>
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Posted 11 March 2007 - 04:01 PM

no need cool water or anything?

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 04:26 PM

umm... nope... so far still alive
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Posted 11 March 2007 - 09:39 PM

Hi All, you might want to read up abit on marimo ball.
http://english.marim...hk/marimari.swf

And the do prefer water movement to allow them roll around so that they can maintain the ball shape.
If you can offer cooler water temperature, that will be best. with good lighting, cool temperature and allow it roll about. It will encourage the ball to be greener and nicer.

If you keep it in a container, then try to provide good lighting and cool temperature. Occassionally try to roll it around.
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Posted 11 March 2007 - 09:45 PM

I was going to set up a tank for shrimp and Marimo...but after I looked round the shops at Clementi, I ended up getting a catfish instead and set up a tank using shrimps as food, haha...

Threw one of me Marimo into a tank where I'm culturing cyclops, lol.
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Posted 11 March 2007 - 11:47 PM

the marimos at the site are really really small.... tiny compared to the ones i have... i guess coz they are from different places...
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 07:44 AM

They are small because in Japan, the Marimos are a protected species. These sold for souvenirs are hand-rolled from free floating filaments.
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 02:35 PM

real marimo moss balls are endangered...
and are protected in their natural environment
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 03:51 PM

Actually only those from colonies in Lake Akan in Hokkaido, Japan (from 1920) and Lake Mývatn, Iceland (from 2006) are protected species. Marimo moss balls are also found in Iowa (USA), Austria, Estonia and Siberia where they are not classified as protected species yet as far as I know.

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 10:25 PM

thanks for sharing
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Posted 14 April 2007 - 12:45 PM

After leaving my marimos in their tank for about a month and a half, I went to check on them. I haven't used anything special to increase their growth rate - just shrimp poo and whatever fishies provide. The shrimps are diminishing :(/> but they do a wonderful job of clearing up the mess.

The marimos however seem to be doing well. The big ones I felt seems to be denser and firmer and so do most of the little ones I felt. They do have a water current in the tank but it is not strong enough to swirl them around the tank.

I have placed 2 each in my 5 betta nanotanks.

How are yours doing?
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