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PostSubject: FOR ELVIS???   Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:43 am

Hi chez, as I am very worried about Elvis and the traumas you keep inflicting oin him, I wondered if he would like some of these in his tank Smile

I have read that some oscars love to have a play of these. They are only cheap, and he seems to have a constant supply of them - Ive just received 2 bags of 5 little balls, and have them in both my tanks now.

No doubt Elvis would be scared of them though Smile

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PostSubject: Re: FOR ELVIS???   Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:15 am

I have Moss Balls in my tank too. As well as being decorative, they help to keep the nitrate level down and the fish/shrimp seem to like picking at them. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: FOR ELVIS???   Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:18 am

Do these things take root, or do they just float about in the tank - not sure whether to get some or not?

How many do you put in a tank?
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PostSubject: Re: FOR ELVIS???   Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:24 am

You can add as many as you like, Fishfan. I have 2-3 in the larger tanks and just one in the smaller tanks. They tend to get rolled about by the fish but don't put down roots and they stay on the bottom of the tank. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: FOR ELVIS???   Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:14 pm

They are weird little things - they were bobbing all over the tank like things demented when I did my water changes last night Smile

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PostSubject: Re: FOR ELVIS???   Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:46 pm

Thanks Diane Just bought some
Very Happy
lord only knows what he will think when i drop them in
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I asked at a few l.f.s last week about them,
but they l@@ked at me as if i was not right..... crazy
well maybe they was right.lol
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PostSubject: Re: FOR ELVIS???   Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:42 pm

Just make sure you give them a good squeezing in a bit of old tank water before dropping them in otherwise they bob about on the surface and will freak him out Smile

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PostSubject: Re: FOR ELVIS???   Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:48 am

OK - every so often - moss balls float to the surface for a while before dropping back down tot he substrate again. Something to do with gas exchange or something.

Anyway - they dont make roots as such - and float about - i did have some and have ordered some to replace them.

They are great for soaking up nitrates and phosphates - thus preventing algae from benefitting - although technically moss balls are algae.

Anwya - if elvis doesnt like them - they are cheap and disposable and you can probably sell them to someone on here
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PostSubject: Re: FOR ELVIS???   Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:41 am

Just ordered a bunch of these Smile
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