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    Hey all,
    I ordered a few Marimo moss balls online for my tanks and I was just wondering what I should do to prep them for my tanks? I've seen every suggestion from a quick squeeze and rinse, to soaking them thoroughly in tank water, to isolating them for a week in salt (??) water...

    what do you folks suggest? :)

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    Just toss them in. They’re a type of cladophora algae and prettt resilient.

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    I always soak mine in a pitcher overdosed with prime and Paraguard for a day and then soak a few more days in regular water with just prime. Squeeze them till they sink so they are soaked with the prime Paraguard solution. And no I don't measure either I honestly probably put enough for 20g in the little one gallon pitcher I seriously OD them. I've also heard of people using aquarium salt but I don't do that. I forgot about some a month or three ago for my son's tank as they were stuck in the closet with my fish supplies and they were there a couple weeks at least in the dark with just the initial OD treatment and they were fine when I remembered them.

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    Is this process for all plants or marimo balls in particular for some particular reason? I'm just curious.
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    I just dumped mine into my tanks, and they sank to the substrate. They remind me of little dark green bean bag cushions. I sometimes see my dojos relaxing on them -- really cute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    Is this process for all plants or marimo balls in particular for some particular reason? I'm just curious.
    I usually do the Paraguard for most plants and always do the prime. Because some plants are treated with stuff to kill snails which is often copper based and prime binds heavy metals. Paraguard in case there are ich or anything in it.... Although realistically I know I probably don't do it long enough to kill most stuff but it's why I OD it and it's worked well enough so far for me. I've never had luck with dips so I just Paraguard them lol

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    Ok that's awesome tx. I didn't even think of copper! Never hurts to be cautious with new additions, I have started QTing my plants as well. I don't care about snails, they don't survive in soft water, but I can't take any chances with parasites and disease.
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