"If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you'll come to understand that you're connected with everything." -- Alan Watts
This little cube of life will keep you close to nature and maintain a zen peace of mind, with its lovely colors of forest.
****This listing includes****: (1) Three very green & healthy Marimo moss balls (the size varies a bit from pics but similar, about half an inch in diameter); (2) One glass cube approx. 3" x 3'' x 3'', and it has a top opening with a diameter of about 1.75'' (check the 3rd pic with a ruler for measurement); (3) Some forest color pebbles; (4) A little branch of black sea fan (size and shape will vary from the one in the pics) (5) An assembly and Marimo care instruction sheet.
If you would like more than one cube aquarium, feel free to change the quantity!
In order to protect the glass and the Marimo balls, this item comes as a kit, but it's easy and fun to assemble! An easy-to-follow assembly instruction sheet will be included!
PLEASE ALWAYS READ DIMENSIONS BEFORE PURCHASING, THANKS!!:)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Marimo ball is a live green algae, which naturally forms a cute round shape. It will grow bigger slowly over time. It gets its name from Mari meaning "ball" in Japanese and "mo" meaning algae in Japanese. Japanese people consider Marimo ball as a National Treasure and believe that it will bring good luck, so it's very popular in Japan. Also, in Iceland it is believed that if you take good care of Marimo ball, it will “make your wishes come true”.
There's almost no maintenance for these Marimo friends. All they need is to be completely under water and indirect or artificial light! No special requirement for the water so tap water works totally fine for them! You only need to change water once every 1-2 weeks. And they will grow slowly and happily:) No green thumb is required! Just make sure not to drop your Marimo balls down to the sink when you change water...
It's fun to observe these interesting and mysterious Marimo balls, and to shake the glass gently to spin the Marimo balls around. This can help them grow more evenly and round! Marimo sinks or floats freely depending on its interaction with water and air. So if you see them float sometimes, they're just playing no worries! You can also touch or poke them gently to say hi:)
Our Marimo balls are all very green, fresh and round! High quality guaranteed! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I was disappointed at the size of the Moss Balls. They were very small.
Apr 18, 2017 by connie295
Perfect for my desk! I love it!
Jan 14, 2016 by Julie Rawlings
Shipping took longer than I expected, but that may be because it was being shipped to an address outside of the U.S. The item itself is great! The "lid" of the glass cube was slightly warped though. The seller was always willing to help and answer questions.
Feb 24, 2015 by Vivian
I got this as a gift for my Mom and she LOVES it!! It is so unique and beautiful along with everything else in your shop! I will be purchasing my own soon as will other family members! Thank you! :)
(My Mom named the 3 moss balls after my sister, brother and I)
Feb 10, 2015 by Tori Bordeaux-Cape
I'm enjoying my little pets FAR more than I expected. Gorgeous glass gravel, too. Thanks again!
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-- FOR OUR CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN ORDERS, all orders will be shipped according to the timeframe posted on the campaign page.
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Returns & exchanges
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