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Moss Balls, Yay or Nay?

This is a discussion on Moss Balls, Yay or Nay? within the Axolotl tank set-ups, filters, substrate forums, part of the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) category; Do these moss balls require the tank light to be on for most of the day to keep them alive ...

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View Poll Results: Moss Balls, Yay or Nay

I love them in my tank 81 42.19%
I like them in my tank 34 17.71%
I'd like to use them in my tank 50 26.04%
I don't really care 11 5.73%
I don't like them 6 3.13%
I hate them 4 2.08%
I want to destroy all moss balls 6 3.13%
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Old 1st May 2016   #41 (permalink)
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Do these moss balls require the tank light to be on for most of the day to keep them alive and doing well? I had a marimo in it's own tank once but it didn't last long. From what I read online, it seemed like this was due to inadequate light. Just curious what everyone's thoughts are regarding lighting needs.



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My leucistic axie coveted the moss ball. He would drag it under his log section and if I took it out, he would pull it back in. He would not let the other axie play with HIS moss ball...

Being in cold water did no harm to the moss ball but lack of all light eventually took its toll and I had to remove it.



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I've always put moss balls in my fish tanks / axy tanks. I Love um'. They look cool, gather scraps for the ghost shrimp to eat, add color, absorb toxins, and they're easy to clean and maintain.




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I got one of the floating ones for the axolotls to sort of perch on, and they seemed to like it. I had no idea they'd play with balls or roll them around into their hiding areas! Now I'll have to get some that don't float because that would be a fun behavior to observe.



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