Entertainment,Projects October 1, 2012 at 01:00

My Exploration into Marimo

It’s been the weekend and recently I had been introduce from colleagues about Marimo.

So what’s  Marimo?

Marimo is a very popular plant in Japan. It is also known as Lake ball or Moss Balls.
It is a rare growth form of the species where the algae grow into large green balls with a velvety appearance.

The picture here shows an example of Marimo. (Picture taken from google images).




During this weekend, I had got myself 3 Marimo balls, 1 aquarium fish tank, 1 packet of ground pebbles. I had setup the whole tank together with my niece and nephew.
Below is our creations.

LED lights to Aid Photosynthesis

After setting this, I created some lighting system to help my Marimo perform photosynthesis.

I used a simple 12Vdc power supply with 3A output and some LED strips from 3E Gadgets and of course the option to add in another LED dimmer will make it cool!

And this is my final product!

After all the work, I really enjoy watching the nice scenery! I guess this could also be use for people who are setting up mini aquarium. Have fun!



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