Marimo moss ball

Marimo moss (Aegagrophila linnaei in Latin) is not one of aquatic higher plants, it is not even a moss. It is a type of algae that provided with some specific conditions becomes a ball-shaped one.

Marimo moss balls gained popularity among aquarists due to their unusual shape, unpretentiousness, the ability to dwell in various tanks and purify the tank water at the same time.

However, there are several rules you should follow to avoid any issues when keeping this algae in a tank. You will find out what these rules are from our article today.

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Staurogyne repens

Staurogyne repens is one of the most fascinating and enduring aquarium plants. It has thick coarse leaves of saturated green color. This is a small plant, so it will perfectly do for decoration of the tank front side and its middle as well as to create some focus points to draw the observer’s attention.

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Glossostigma elatinoides

Glossostigma elatinoides (also called glosso) is one of the most popular fast-growing aquarium plants used in the forefront of a tank. This is a small green trailing plant with curly branches that form a very good-looking green carpet on the tank bottom.

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Dwarf hairgrass

Dwarf hairgrass (Eleocharis parvula) is one of the best aquarium plants, if you need to create a ‘real lawn’ in a tank. This is a representative of coastal-aquatic vegetation, which natural habitat spreads all over the world and this fact consequently shows that the plant is easy to keep.

Due to its ability to cover the substrate surface with thick green carpet, Dwarf hairgrass is more often used in the foreground of a tank, which helps to imitate thick green lawns or grassplots.

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