I have a bunch of moss balls in my tank and I would like them to stay in one particular spot for aesthetic purposes. is there some sort of anchor I can get to hook onto the Moss ball so it doesn't float away into a different part of the tank?
The moss balls will eventually sink once filled up with water and absorbed. I find mine floating right after I squeeze them out for a rinse but they eventually sink - if you mean just straying to different parts of the tank, you could anchor it down but its best to leave them free floating so they don't go flat and stay round.
Agree with Junne. The moss ball is a ball and stays alive because it moves around. If you anchor it to one spot and not allow it to move at all, you could kill parts of it or make it go flat. I've seen them at pet stores flat and they don't look like they hold together as well when they start losing their shape.
Yeah, I agree with the others saying the ball will die if one side is always on the ground. It's better for the moss ball to have it travel the tank. Are your moss balls actually floating on the top or just rolling the ground?
In the wild they roll around in streams, that's how they get their shape, they are actually a very slow growing form of algae.
I can't get mine to stay where I want them so I just let them do what they want, they tend to roll into a corner or get caught on plants.
To keep them healthy your supposed to squeeze them out every one in a while and let them float until they waterlog and sink again, it was annoying at first when they wouldn't stay, I had them kind of pushed into their own little fox holes, but they managed to get out and roll away after a while. It's what they're meant to do so I guess just let them do it, natural is best anyway right?
When you do squeeze them out , do it gently , then roll it gently in your hands like you are rolling a meatball and put it back in the tank. I do that every couple of weeks. Love my marimo moss balls. Alison