You might be wondering what a floating moss ball is! And it’s a very good question – this is a new and unique way of growing plants in your aquarium, perhaps in the way you hadn’t thought of before. Floating moss balls are covered in Christmas moss with a clear line attached and its weight at the bottom. You simply push the weight into the bottom of your aquarium so it attaches into the substrate and the moss ball floats!
So who are these moss balls for? Pretty much anyone who wants to add a new dimension into their aquarium. They also had a three-dimensional look to your tank. They are very easy to grow and keep and do not require any maintenance apart from the odd trim here and there.
Floating Christmas Moss
The Christmas moss has been attached to a lightweight, buoyant material that allows it to float in the aquarium. A clear fishing line is available for users to anchor the floating moss ball to rock or wood, giving the appearance of a plant floating in place. If used properly, it can create a beautiful Pandora style effect in an aquascape.
This is a perfect piece for new beginners trying their hand at live plants for the first time. Moss is considered a low light and low requirement plant that anyone can keep. As long as you have water and light, for the most part, they’ll grow. Simply place the piece into your aquascape and you’re good to go! This piece can allow you to add a nice bridge or cave to your aquascape. It can act as a perfect hiding place for skittish fish and make them feel safe. This allows the true vibrant colors of your fish to really come out.
New growth can be trimmed and reattached to rock or wood. This can be grown under a wide range of conditions, recommended for breeders, beginners and all.
- Aquarium moss is extremely hardy and will survive in a wide range of aquarium parameters.
- Please note, most moss species can contain brown bits and while suitable for low tech tanks, CO2 injection will yield better growth and coloration.
- Do not make drastic changes to the aquarium. Unstable parameters will result in melt and rotting of the aquarium plant.
- CO2 injection and quality aquarium soil will yield better growth.
- Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.
pH: 6.0 – 8.0
Co2: Not necessary
Propagation: Cut, rip, chew
Growth rate: Moderate