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Marimo Moss Ball in a Repurposed Light Bulb, Lightbulb Aqua Terrarium, Light Bulb Aquarium Table Decor, Marimo Aquarium, Moss Home Decor

Sold by eGardenStudio
+ $8.85 shipping
+ $8.85 shipping

Made in Seattle, Washington

Item details

This product was one of our very first original designs after we opened our store several years ago! It has been featured on Etsy front page and Etsy Finds multiple times! Thanks so much for all the love and support:D

Even though the light bulb no longer produces light, it can still brighten your day!:)

This repurposed light bulb has become an aquarium with a Marimo moss ball pet rolling in it. The light bulb was cleared out safely. It has a diameter of about 3 inches and is 4 inches tall. The clear base is about 1 inch tall. You can be creative with the placement of the light bulb by changing its angle! It can either make a nice decoration for your home/office, or a special gift for your friend!

It's 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”.

One very interesting fact about Marimo is that it sinks or floats freely due to its interaction with water and air. So if you see it float sometimes, that means it's just having fun with the nature!

There's almost no maintenance for Marimo. All it needs is to be completely under water and artificial light or indirect light! There is no requirement for what kind of water you use. You can just use tap water for it! You only need to change water once every 1-2 weeks. And it will grow slowly and happily:).

Our Marimo balls are all very green, fresh and round! High quality guaranteed!

***This listing includes:
(1) Fresh live Marimo moss ball(s) at the quantity you choose (the size is similar to the one in the pictures);
(2) A repurposed light bulb;
(3) A clear base to put the bulb on;
(4) Some natural beach sand (color varies from pictures but similar);
(5) A Marimo care instruction sheet.

If you would like more than one, feel free to change the quantity!

***In order to protect the light bulb and Marimo ball, this item comes as a kit but all you need to do is simply putting the sand, water, and Marimo ball in the light bulb vase, and then put the vase on the base. It's very easy!

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Here is some of our customers' feedback about this product:

"Very fast shipping at very reasonable prices. Very friendly and helpful shop owners. Quality product, the nicest looking marimo on the internet!! Makes a perfect centre piece, easy to maintain, and always sparks conversations! Will definitely shop here again! :D"

"i love him! so cute and unique! better than a normal houseplant"

"Just received my adorable little guy today....wish it wasn't for a gift. I want him for myself. Super fast shipping and fantastic seller. I will be back for more!!"

"Amazing seller, fast safe shipping, very cute original aquarium:)"

"I adore my marimo ball! It is perfect in every way, and love the low maintenance"

"Absolutely love it!!!! Fast shipping, well packaged and, most importantly, a beautiful product. Thank you!"

    Average review
    I love this little terrarium. It's such a unique idea. Beautiful, simple, and elegant. I have it on my desk at work (I'm a scientist) and everyone is curious about the little moss ball. Specs: The light bulb is clean and just sturdy enough that I'm not afraid it will shatter too easily. I love that it is an actual light bulb, not a fake one. It has a lot of character! The base is heavier glass and very sturdy. The bulb rests perfectly on it. Glenda was so sweet and accommodating. I asked for an alteration in sand and she was prompt and (I can't stress enough) so nice in her responses. I can't wait to poke around her shop again for gifts, and for myself!
    Jan 25, 2018 by Melissa Maher
    Bought this for my friend's birthday, she LOVES it!!!! Thank you so much!
    Aug 17, 2017 by srichter50
    This is awesome! I love it.
    Apr 3, 2017 by Scott Goolsby
    Was securely packaged and shipped on time. My daughter loves it in her dorm room.
    Jan 10, 2017 by wyoderby
    Dec 27, 2016 by Ryan Callahan

Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
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-- FOR OUR CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN ORDERS, all orders will be shipped according to the timeframe posted on the campaign page.

-- For Canadian destinations, how long it takes to arrive in Canada varies by location. Generally it takes about 1 to 3 weeks (with holiday rush it can take longer), as we use USPS first-class international to save your shipping costs. However, if you would like to upgrade your shipping to Priority Mail International (which takes around 6-10 business days to deliver) or other faster shipping services, please feel free to contact us for the price!

-- For other international destinations, some of our products are not able to be shipped there due to custom laws. Sometimes we are able to ship them to some countries so feel free to ask us if you really like our products as we may be able to fulfill your custom requests:). We are also able to ship several products internationally such as our planters and jewelry collections. Please check the particular listing to see whether we are able to ship that item internationally. The shipping fees (including postage, shipping material & handling) are for the cheapest also the slowest shipping method, which can take 2-4 weeks depending on the shipping company. If you would like to upgrade your shipping to USPS Priority Mail International (takes about 6-10 business days to deliver) or other faster shipping services, please feel free to contact us for the price! Please be patient while waiting for the package, thank you!:)

Above is only estimated, which means it might still vary some based on weather conditions, customs and other factors. Please understand that we try our best to ship your package out as soon as possible, but once we ship out your item, we have no control on how long it takes to arrive as it solely depends on the shipping company.


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Returns & exchanges

We will try our best to meet your satisfaction. If for some reason you are not satisfied with our products, please contact us and we will solve the problem promptly! We will make sure all our customers are happy!:)

Refund Policy:
(1) All products will be carefully inspected and packaged by us before shipping. More than 99% of our products have arrived safely to our customers! However, if your items arrive damaged due to rough transit, please contact us within 3 days after the package gets delivered in order to make a claim. We won't be responsible for the damages after the 3-day period sorry.

(2) If you wish to return your items, please contact us within 3 days after the package gets delivered to make return arrangements. Please note that any refunds issued will be minus the shipping fees since we already shipped the products and paid the fees, and will incur a 20% restocking fee. If returned items arrive damaged and/or not in their original condition, no refund will be given sorry. For custom orders, due to the personalized nature of them, they are non-refundable.

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