My LFS is ordering me a couple marimo moss balls and i have a couple questions.
1. Do i need to do a dip on them when i get them?
If so what kind of dip?
2. I am going to qt them in a 1 gallon tank i have. Do i need to use water out of my main tank to qt them or use new water?
3. How long should i qt them?
Generally speaking one doesn't QT plants, just fish.
If you are worried about snails, there are a couple of different options of dips you can try, alum, or bleach. The bleach dip can be rather harsh on some plants, I don't know as I'd go that route with marimo balls.
If you are worried about algae... marimo balls are actually a type of algae.
I hope this isn't too late... All you do with Marimo balls is rinse them with old tank water, give them a gentle squeeze, and dump them in your tank. A bleach dip might kill the ball. As for snails you can easyily spot them if they are on the balls but I never see my snails go near them for some reason.
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+1 to the above
The last time I had moss balls, I just rinsed them in old tank water before putting them in the tank
If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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That's what i did. They have been in my tanks for a couple weeks now. One of them kinda looks like its starting to split.
Originally Posted by Cliff