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Old 04-20-2004, 07:41 PM   #1
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Hi!
Just joined, yep another newbie to bludder around.
Hope I dont make too much of a mess. :roll:

I just picked up a couple of algae balls and am looking for info on keeping em healthy. :?
Any info or links would be appreciated.

Thanks :shock:

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Old 04-20-2004, 08:11 PM   #2
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There isn't much you ever have to do to keep them healthy. As long as you have fish or something else to put waste and nutrients into the water coloumn and give them some light they pretty much take care of themselves. Look at this;

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Old 04-20-2004, 09:08 PM   #3
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Algae balls are generally in colder water but do well in normal aquarium temperatures.

The marimo ball sucks up nutrients like crazy. My biggest ones for sale are over 4 inches.

I squirt 4 squirts of flourish in daily in a 55 gal tank with only balls in them and they grow like mad.
@ 4.50 a pop you can't beat em
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Old 04-21-2004, 11:52 PM   #4
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Forgot to click that notify button, I'm learning.

Well they actually roll around looking for light i guess. Although it seems I've robbed japan for a natural treasure, :cry: unless there raised in captivity.

Glad I got em and they fit perfectly into my enviroment although the algae eaters may go a bit hungry. but less likely to have a algae bloom. Got some fertilizer for em too although I got to be carefull and its back to aquatic research.

Thanks for the link and info.
Oh yeah I paid 7.98 canadian each (about 5-6 US), although i got 2 for 1!
And I raise primarly Dwarf Puffers :shock:
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Old 04-22-2004, 02:17 AM   #5
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How big do those things get? Can you trim em?
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They can get over a foot long and throw off little babies @ times. You can also break them in half and make them grow into two when they get big enough.
My biggest one is 4 inches or more
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Old 04-22-2004, 09:23 PM   #7
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there is some info on them in the krib for those interested.
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Cool,
Whats the Krib? :?
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http://www.thekrib.com/
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