Marimo Moss Ball Aquariums : The Perfect Indoor Water Garden!

5 Materials
1 Hour

Ever heard of Marimo moss balls? No? Well you are missing out. I love moss. In any form, it it one of the simplest, yet most stunning plants ever created. (My humble opinion!) So when our daughter gave Steve a moss ball aquarium for Christmas, I was immediately hooked on these cute little plant pets. So I went about learning how to make my own Marimo moss ball aquarium, and I love them! So if you want to jump on the moss ball craze like I did, read on to find out what these little “creatures” are all about, how to create your aquarium, and how to care for your moss balls!

Start by rinsing your moss balls under water and squeezing them out. This gets them nice and clean.

Rinse any stone, gravel or sand to get as much of the dust out of it as possible.

Gather your supplies together in one place. We had a variety of different materials to choose from as we made several moss ball aquariums at once, but you will probably have fewer choices if you are only making one. 

Start by creating a bottom layer of gravel or sand in your glass container. The rest is simple! Add any accessories you want! Toss in your moss balls! Done!

So now all you have to do is find the perfect place for your Marimo moss ball aquarium! 

Check out our posts on The Garden Glove and see lots more moss ball aquarium ideas and tips for care, and also where to buy the Marimo moss balls!

Resources for this project:
See all materials
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.More info
Remi @ TBD•TGG•OhMeOhMy
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
Join the conversation
2 of 3 comments