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Old 04-26-2010, 02:10 PM   #16
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The marimos I just sold off were smaller then a golf ball.

One was the size of a quarter, and in a year and a half, it ended up being golf ball sized.
The other was slightly smaller then a golf ball, and two years later it was tennis ball sized.
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:27 AM   #17
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I wonder if marimo balls would flourish in an egg tumbler?
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:07 PM   #18
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Wow, that's a really wacky idea, prolly work great though.
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:56 PM   #19
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Default Marimos / Moss Balls or more specifically Aegagropila Linnaei

here is a couple of links for those interested in cultivation these mossy balls.

theaquariumwiki.com/Aegagropila_linnaeii
greenculturesg.com/articles/jun07/jun07_marimos.pdf

You can divide your balls and those divisions will begin growing.
When in the right condition your balls will float and then begin parting on their own. When your balls drop... Well, we know what happens. Hehehehe.
I couldn't resist! But in all seriousness follow those links for growing information.
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:27 AM   #20
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I had one marimo ball and it didn't do to good actually it kinda died on me. But I think it wasn't in the great condition to begin with. I'll get another one and try those cultivation tips. I also want to try and attach some of it to wood..
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:01 AM   #21
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Hey, i'm new here but I've kept and propogated marimo for 3 years now. They survive just fine but even after 2 years since their division, they haven't grown in a compacted ball. Their strands are spaced apart and they puff out everywhere. They are all fluffy and when i try to round them, they look like sausages.

What wrong with them?

I still have one massive marimo which i didnt split and it grows just fine. Its still a large round compacted ball.
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:44 AM   #22
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Hey, i'm new here but I've kept and propogated marimo for 3 years now. They survive just fine but even after 2 years since their division, they haven't grown in a compacted ball. Their strands are spaced apart and they puff out everywhere. They are all fluffy and when i try to round them, they look like sausages.

What wrong with them?

I still have one massive marimo which i didnt split and it grows just fine. Its still a large round compacted ball.
Anyone have info on how to correctly split them? Mine hollowed in the middle (only just).. it's about twice the size of a golf ball.. I carefully tore it in half, and have been using a very fine thread to wrap around it until I get a round shape.. is this the way to do it? The only issue I could think of, is maybe I am compacting them too tight?

If I don't wrap them though, will they ever grow into balls, or just remain irregularly shaped clumps? Thanks!
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:20 AM   #23
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I just picked up a Marimo Ball at PetSmart in Beaverton, Oregon! I was pretty surprised to see them there...Just an FYI...easier than shipping them to you from overseas. Mine is beautiful and fluffy. I will check back on tips to keep it growing...
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:52 PM   #24
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im just new here. i'm nt sure dis page if i post question need to pay o not?

i bought a marimo ball tat day through online.. but i'm not sure what kind of water i nid to use. i can use filter water ? o i nid 2 use pipe water?
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im just new here. i'm nt sure dis page if i post question need to pay o not?

i bought a marimo ball tat day through online.. but i'm not sure what kind of water i nid to use. i can use filter water ? o i nid 2 use pipe water?
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Marimo balls do pretty well in tap water, just make sure you have an established tank (one that has cycled to grow the good bacteria) and when you add water or do water changes, you can either add a dechlorinator or just leave the bucket of water out for a couple of days, which should give most of the chlorine time to evaporate on it's own before adding to the tank.

Good luck! Marimo malls are awesome!
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:30 PM   #26
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you can either add a dechlorinator or just leave the bucket of water out for a couple of days, which should give most of the chlorine time to evaporate on it's own before adding to the tank.
Sorry, but I find this advice outdated as lots of water companies use Chloramine now and not Chlorine and the whole reason for using Chloramine is that it doesn't evaporate and still provides the antibacterial properties until the water reaches your house.
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Sorry, but I find this advice outdated as lots of water companies use Chloramine now and not Chlorine and the whole reason for using Chloramine is that it doesn't evaporate and still provides the antibacterial properties until the water reaches your house.
I stand corrected. Thanks
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:17 PM   #28
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I recently bought 10 for $10 and I am interested in learning what amount of light is used for maximum benefit. I also have read that to make them grow round they need a fast turnover, has anyone used this method and if so what where the results?
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:35 PM   #29
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http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Plant,%2...ss%20Balls.htm

I don't know if the information presented in the website listed above is still true today (last update seems to be 2005) for that page. Good time lapsed documentation of it's growth IMO.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:15 PM   #30
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what to do if my marimo have some yellow colour?
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