Buy 1 XL Get 1 L FREE! Marimo Moss Ball Live Aquarium Plants Terrarium Planted Tanks Indoor Plant Gift

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$5.75
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Originating from Japan, Marimo moss balls are believed to bring good luck to its native and treated as a national treasure.

With the least amount of care requirements, Marimo Moss Balls can just about be the easiest thing to take care of and perfect for beginners who are just getting to know Marimo for the first time. They can live with all types of fish and are perfect for low-stocked and low-tech aquariums. No food or fertilizers are needed since they create their own food through photosynthesis. They can make the greatest addition to terrariums, planted tanks, aquariums, and so much more.

100% Authentic Marimo Moss Ball.
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✓ You will receive ONE (1) XLarge Marimo Moss Ball (3-4cm) + ONE (1) Large Marimo Moss Ball (2-3cm) = 2 Marimo Moss Balls.


♦ Pictures above are taken from actual current stock. True to size.

♦ XLarge sizes vary between 3cm - 4cm
♦Large sizes vary between 2cm-3cm



♦ Shipping flat rate $3.99

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Care Instructions:
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♦ Grows 5mm per year, and reaches 2-5 inches in aquariums.

♦ Please note: Rinse and lightly squeeze moss ball before placing in aquarium/terrarium.

♦ Change water every 1 - 2 weeks.

♦ Gently rinse to remove any debris.

♦ Tap water is acceptable but fresh water (filtered) is recommended for best results.

♦ Avoid direct sunlight, place marimo in low indirect sunlight or low artificial light.


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Fun Facts :)
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♦ Marimo literally means "ball seaweed" in Japanese. - - Known as Cladophora ball and native to Lake Akan in Japan.
♦ Marimo is actually algae not moss.
♦ Also found in parts of Europe and Iceland
♦ They don't need food or fertilizers, they make their own through photosynthesis


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Recognizing from real and fake Marimo
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♦ Artificial moss balls are usually made with a soft plastic ball covered in synthetic hair. The plastic can be quite obvious.

♦ Although they are similar in appearance, original Marimo have very different characteristics from these modified replicas.

♦ These are usually balls of other species of algae or Java moss manually forced or even stitched into a round shape.

♦ You can change the shape of a real Marimo by rolling it between your hands. For example, if it’s lopsided you should be able to roll it into a more perfect ball.

♦ When placed in the tank for the first time, a real Marimo will usually float for a while before eventually sinking to the bottom. It won’t float again until the water is squeezed out of it.

♦ A fake Marimo is often very perfect looking and smooth. If your Marimo has some bumps and looks imperfect, there’s a good chance it’s real.

♦ Real Marimos can be picked apart (although I would not recommend this)



Questions or concerns?
Feel free to message me anytime, I will do my best to respond as quickly as possible :)



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FAQs

Artificial moss balls are usually made with a soft plastic ball covered in synthetic hair. The plastic can be quite obvious. Although they are similar in appearance, original Marimo have very different characteristics from these modified replicas. These are usually balls of other species of algae or Java moss manually forced or even stitched into a round shape. You can change the shape of a real Marimo by rolling it between your hands. For example, if it’s lopsided you should be able to roll it into a more perfect ball. When placed in the tank for the first time, a real Marimo will usually float for a while before eventually sinking to the bottom. It won’t float again until the water is squeezed out of it.

Yes, this is a very normal situation. Most of the time, your marimo will sink under the water. However, if sufficient light sources provided and the marimo will perform photosynthesis, the large amount of oxygen bubbles inside the marimo will assist it to float up. Another situation is that your marimo performing photosynthesis with a lot of bubbles surrouding it but still sink at the bottom, this is due to the insufficient of bubbles to bring up the heavy marimo.

We can customize any terrarium size to your needs. Please contact us with the dimensions of your vase/aquarium and we will do our best to process your order.

Yes, we can make magic happen. Shoot us a message!

Marimo Moss Ball: - Rinse and lightly squeeze moss ball before placing in aquarium/terrarium. - Change water every 1 - 2 weeks. - Gently rinse to remove any debris. - Tap water is acceptable but fresh water (filtered) is recommended for best results. - Avoid direct sunlight, place Marimo in low indirect sunlight or low artificial light. Aquatic Plants: Avoid direct sunlight. (it won't help, it will do the opposite) Place it in low indirect sunlight or low artificial light.

Artificial moss balls are usually made with a soft plastic ball covered in synthetic hair. The plastic can be quite obvious. Although they are similar in appearance, original Marimo have very different characteristics from these modified replicas. These are usually balls of other species of algae or Java moss manually forced or even stitched into a round shape. You can change the shape of a real Marimo by rolling it between your hands. For example, if it’s lopsided you should be able to roll it into a more perfect ball. When placed in the tank for the first time, a real Marimo will usually float for a while before eventually sinking to the bottom. It won’t float again until the water is squeezed out of it.

Yes, this is a very normal situation. Most of the time, your marimo will sink under the water. However, if sufficient light sources provided and the marimo will perform photosynthesis, the large amount of oxygen bubbles inside the marimo will assist it to float up. Another situation is that your marimo performing photosynthesis with a lot of bubbles surrouding it but still sink at the bottom, this is due to the insufficient of bubbles to bring up the heavy marimo.

We can customize any terrarium size to your needs. Please contact us with the dimensions of your vase/aquarium and we will do our best to process your order.

Yes, we can make magic happen. Shoot us a message!

Marimo Moss Ball: - Rinse and lightly squeeze moss ball before placing in aquarium/terrarium. - Change water every 1 - 2 weeks. - Gently rinse to remove any debris. - Tap water is acceptable but fresh water (filtered) is recommended for best results. - Avoid direct sunlight, place Marimo in low indirect sunlight or low artificial light. Aquatic Plants: Avoid direct sunlight. (it won't help, it will do the opposite) Place it in low indirect sunlight or low artificial light.



    Reviews
    Average review
    (64)
    Was a well recieved gift. Thankyou for a quick turn around time and an as described product!
    12 hours ago by loveandpaisley
    I ordered marimo balls twice before through Etsy, and they both turned out to be fake ones. I reached out to Lily, and she was so thorough and professional about her products. The items arrived very quickly, and they both look so healthy. Whoever is interested in purchasing marimo balls, I highly recommend this shop.
    Jul 7, 2018 by mittermon
    My second order from this seller, and there will be more! Fast ship time, healthy, well packaged plants, excellent correspondence. Highly recommend!
    Jun 28, 2018 by Angela Fulton
    This is a good company. They care about their customers.
    Jun 28, 2018 by Anne Park
    Thank you!
    Jun 23, 2018 by michellenakim

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