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Marimo Moss Ball

by Marimo Moss Ball
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
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  • Sturdy living moss ball
  • Suitable for cold or tropical aquariums

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  • Item model number: Marimo Moss Ball
  • ASIN: B003Z5905I
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 12 Nov 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,201 in Garden & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Garden & Outdoors)

Product Description

Excellent gift for your friend or loved ones to signify everlasting love.... The Japanese believe that Marimo will bring good luck. Hence, they grow it in a glass bottle with just some water & ceiling light. Water change is only required once every 2 weeks. Marimo is a very popular plant in Japan. Currently protected by the authorities to prevent extinction. The growth rate of Marimo is about 5 mm per year. Hence a giant marimo is about 7 years old! This plant does NOT cause algae problem. Propagate by dividing into smaller pieces, which become spherical over time. Negligible maintenance required. No carbon dioxide injection required for healthy growth.


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy 21 Feb 2012
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Well at first i was hesitant to buy live plants online for my aquarium, however this Java Moss ball arrived quickly (well before the estimated delivery date) And was in brilliant condition, i did let it soak in a separate bucket to the fish tank to remove any dirt there might of been, but really there was no need to do this. Looks great and my fish love it too.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC :D 2 Oct 2013
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Just some reasons why I gave this a 5 star rating:

1. Ordered on tuesday, arrived wednesday morning. You can't complain with one-day delivery.

2. Excellent condition, no damage, reasonable size, vibrant mossy colour :p

3. Did not require prior soaking, can be immediately added. Note, if it does not sink, let it float for a couple hours, then give it a squeeze under water, does the trick, settles right at the bottom.

4. My fish love it, granted my tiger barbs did nibble it at first, they soon realised it's comfy qualities and seem to use it as a cushion.

5. This is a genuine Marimo Moss Ball, there are however people selling fake Marimo Moss Balls, which are usually Java moss or another kind of algae.

6. You can propagate these by splitting them into smaller balls, which will grow!

P.S. You only receive one ball, the image is for illustration purposes only.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moss Ball 4 Jun 2013
By pitbull
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This is a great product for a cold water tank it looks good and I like to think the fish enjoy brushing by it. It arrived in great condition and has taken to my tank brilliantly
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Curious little thing 8 May 2013
By oscar wilde TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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I looked at all the reviews on here and spent ages trawling through Google and Wikipedia to find out more about this curious little thing. After all that I decided to get one for my fishtank. I popped it in glass of tapwater to let it hydrate for a while. I am glad I did as i kept moving it around every now and then in the glass of water and gently squeezing it it help it fill with water. I am glad I did as some debris and tiny bits came off it. Nothing major and nothing that would be any problem to the tank, but hey, any more dirst in the tank isn't good no matter how small.

Iv'e had it in the tank for just over a week now and its looks good. The fish don't bother with it and it looks fun. It took a few days for it to sink to the bottom and after a few more gentle squeezes, it sank to the bottom and now just sits there. Despite all the reviews and the blogs on the net, I like it and it's causing no problems in the tank. I will however move it around every few weeks to stop the part resting on the gravel from going brown. I would highly recommend this item as it's fun and curious to look at and have in the tank. As it causes no algae problems and is practically maintenance free, I would highly recommend you get one. I will bve purchasing another two, one for each other tank I have. Enjot it, it's fun
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its a marimo ball 16 Dec 2013
By Andrea
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well it got here a day early and when i opened it and but it in the water i was a bit skeptically because it floated but then i found out it was normal and well its been happy and healthy and great since its a really good buy if you like marimo balls they do run a bit on the large side like the size of a small mandarin orange.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great item! 20 Nov 2013
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Bought this for my Betta fish. He adores it!
I rinsed it before use, but didn't really need to as it was very clean.
It floats for a while, then gradually sinks to the bottom.
Plenty of fun for fish who enjoy this sort of thing in their tank.
Very quick delivery too! Many thanks!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great size for a great price 3 Nov 2013
By Lynda
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I wanted a couple of moss balls for my sound 65 ltr tank but pet shops where charging a fortune,I ordered one just to see what I was getting for my money and I wasn't disappointed. They're bigger than they look in the picture, great colour and very healthy looking, look lovely in the tank, well worth the money at a fraction if the price too.I was so impressed I ordered another.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moss ball 10 Feb 2013
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Item arrived in good condition and very quickly, if I had one complaint it would be that the picture is a bit misleading your only buying 1 moss ball, my own fault for not reading the description properly...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Moss Ball, but be careful (worms)
For the price the size is great, as I was expecting a much smaller marimo. It was very green and only had a small brown patch. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Lina
1.0 out of 5 stars Probably scraped off a wall
Shocking, received two and they just got smaller over a week. Very disappointed.
Published 15 days ago by Paulie1331
5.0 out of 5 stars arrived within a day - excellent product & service
arrived within a day - excellent product & service - will recommend without hesitation. the fish have taken to it
Published 1 month ago by MR S GUCBAS
5.0 out of 5 stars Top quality product
Bought this after a friend recommended them as a good addition to my fledgling planted aquarium.
The moss ball arrived the next day and was in great condotion. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Steve Lane
5.0 out of 5 stars cool addition to tank
These are fun, you get two with each order, not one as has been suggested I think. They are a fun addition to the tank - the fish don't seem bothered as the moss balls gently roll... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Delighted
Exactly what I expected, let in sit in an old fish bowl for a couple of hours and squeezed it out a few times to get rid of the excess dirt. My fish are fascinated by it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sonja
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Shipped to Cyprus and arrived in great shape! I was actually surprised how well it worked! Product is absolute first class!
Published 4 months ago by Thor
4.0 out of 5 stars Smaller than expected but healthy.
Nice addition to my aquarium, low maintenance and attractive oxygen producers.

A little smaller than I expected for the price compared to other sellers but arrived... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mojo
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute and fluffy!! ^-^
My marimo balls came within 2 days of ordering, I have put them on my desk at work in a large jar and people have been marvelling at them all day!! Read more
Published 6 months ago by mrs mia wallace
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice addition to my tank
This ball arrived very promptly and it came in a plastic bag in a padded envelope. I soaked it in water for a few hours so it wouldn't float around the tank too much. Read more
Published 6 months ago by H
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