08-14-2012, 04:44 AM #1
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?
08-14-2012, 06:01 AM #2
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.
08-29-2012, 06:18 AM #3
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.Roll the Dice!
08-29-2012, 10:32 AM #4
+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
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08-31-2012, 02:57 AM #5
0Originally Posted by Cliff