my Marimo

Marimo?? Aper kejadah tu Jah?.. Hehhee.. this is my pet.. dah 3 bulan dah bela.. tapi x berapa nak besar.. tak besar cam org lain punyer... huhuuu... Marimo ni Sally dpt lepas spend RM1000++ kat Sogo.. dpt ler seketul Marimo ni.. cam comel lak kan.. So, Sally decided nak bela ler kan.. bela binatang2 ni geli... tak mo.. so.. Sally bela ler lumut ni.. Sally search harga dia brapa sebanarnya... klu yg besar yg Sally dpt ni.. dlm RM48 each.. mmm.. klu besar dah membiak.. harga leh cecah ribuan gak.. betul ker??? Ada ke org nak beli?? huhu..

Here's a rough brief about Marimo.
" Marimo, also known as Cladophora ball, Lake ball, or Moss Balls in English, is a species of filamentous green algae (Chlorophyta) found in a number of lakes in the northern hemisphere. A marimo is a rare growth form of the species where the algae grow into large green balls with a velvety appearance. Colonies of such balls are only known to form in Iceland, Scotland, Japan and Estonia. "

Place of Origin: Lake Akan in Japan
Natural Habitats: Native to Akan Lake in Japan; it is considered as national treasure declared as a natural monument. In its natural habitat; their ability to move around by using the undercurrents also rise to the surface in the morning and sink at night due to receive plenty of light to carry out photosynthesis is an interesting character of Moss Ball. Although these balls have been observed to grow to some degree growing in freshwater lakes and ponds in European countries and some other lakes in Japan; only in this particular lake they grow to be a noticeable size in perfect spherical shape.

How to care your marimo?
Domestic marimo grow in tap water at room temperature as long as the water is changed every one or two weeks (more frequently in summer and less often in winter). The marimo can be placed in the refrigerator in hot weather (above 25°C), but does not survive freezing. Photosynthesis occurs in normal household lighting, otherwise, indirect sunlight since the marimo is adapted for low light conditions only. If the marimo green color turns brownish it may recover without intervention, otherwise a very minimal amount of salt can be added as a suggested remedy.

The Japanese believe that Marimo will bring good luck. (harap2 nyer more luck for me) Hence, they grow it in a glass bottle with just some water & ceiling light. Water change is only required once every 2 weeks.

Marimo is a very popular plant in Japan. Currently protected by the authorities to prevent extinction. The growth rate of Marimo is about 5 mm per year. Hence a giant marimo is about 7 years old!

This plant does NOT cause algae problem. Live Plants is a natural biological filter to remove ammonia in aquarium. Propagate by dividing into smaller pieces, which become spherical over time.
Negligible maintenance required.
No carbon dioxide injection required for healthy growth. 

Lepas dah nmpk besra sket.. and agak susah Sally nak kuarkan drp botol kecik Ikea tu.. Slaly beli balang besar sket.. supaya senang nak basuh dan cuci2 Marimo i tu.. letak kat meja opis.. Nmpk sweet sgt...

3 months before
as at 30th May 2012

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