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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-18-2012, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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Marimo moss balls

i heard that marimo moss balls help to prevent algae growth? is this true?

hope so cus i got one from pet smart today. i call him the hulk, it confuses my daugther and wife cus thats the only thing in my tank.
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it seems that sometimes they do, but when i had one, it began to split in a less than uniform fashion, and since the closest thing to it was the sides of the aquarium it actually started taking over o_O
hopefully yours works out!
they're a type of algae themselves, the idea is that they like take the niche of other algae or something, i dunno.
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idk. I have two in my 50g and there is no other algae near them in the tank, but on the glass in other areas of the tank. I think they are fun, and my gobies really like them. They sit on top and look around.
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I have a ton of moss balls and a ton of algae so I'd have to say no. I have hair algae and GDA and GSA and my tank is a little over 2 months old so luckily the algae is on its way out. I would imagine that marimos would be really bad at competing with algae because of how slowly they grow.
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