Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Aquarium

created by

Sara Reynolds

$35.00

created by

Sara Reynolds

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Let There Be Life

The marimo is a living moss ball found growing in lakes in Iceland, Scotland, Japan, and Estonia. Each lake's current swirls the little plant around and around so it grows naturally into a petite pom-pom shape. Its curious name is a portmanteau of two Japanese words, "mari," meaning "bouncy ball," and "mo," a term for plants that grow underwater.

This sweet, sphere-shaped creature is adored around the globe: the Japanese believe that it brings good luck, and in Iceland it is believed that a well-loved marimo makes wishes come true!

With Sara Reynolds's palm-sized aquarium, you can bring a bit of the marimo's magic into your life or the life of someone you love. Her light-bulb-turned-ecosystem supports this tiny good-luck charm in its own, indoor environment, making it the perfect accent for desks, tables, and dressers. To care for your marimo, simply change its water every one to two weeks (more frequently during the summer) and display it in artificial light. Assembled by hand in Wisconsin.

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Sara Reynolds is a designer living in Brookfield, Wisconsin specializing in jewelry and sculpture. She is also a painter, PMC artist, and a proud mother.

Only at UncommonGoods Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
metal, sand, marimo moss ball, repurposed light bulb
Measurements
5" H x 3" dia.
Ingredients
Notes
Please note: Marimo Moss Ball Light Bulb Aquarium should be handled by the glass base, not the metal fixture.

Care instructions: All the marimo moss ball needs is to be completely under water and some artificial light! Water should be changed once every 2 weeks or when water becomes cloudy.
Item ID
23539

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Please note: this item has been discontinued. Once it sells out it will no longer be available.

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Beautiful, But Smaller Than Expected

5

Although the product was smaller than expected, it is beautiful. It's a great alternative for a pet fish. My recipient said that he can't wait to see the changes that the moss ball will go through. I want one for my own now!

New York, New York

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Love It

5

I love this. So do my granddaughters.

Louisiana

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Unique gift for the

4

This is a unique and, at first blush, mysterious gift. Which for me was a boon. The fact that it was impossible to identify intrigued me and my gift recipient (she has everything else in the world...). I'm pleased that it continues to evlove and change as time passes. Please note, however, that some concise instructions mught be handy for the more intrepid recipent. I believe they had to go to Uncommon Goods' website for a more complete description, which isn't as much fun as, say, just trying it themselves, autonomously.

Austin, Texas

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Cute!

5

Cute little thing! I gave it to my mom for mother's day (early, yes I know) and she loved the back story to it. I think shes is going to try to keep it growing to give back to me at a later date in life :)

Baltimore, MD

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cute as a buttton

5

I bought the marimo ball as a birthday gift for my husband. He has it in his office and it looks exactly as the picture on line. Instructions were clear,concise and easy to follow. Very pleased with this product.

Macomb, MI

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On my desk

5

When anyone walks into my office their eyes are immediately drawn to my new little friend. The questions come, what is it, is it real, where did you get it? Definitely a great purchase and awesome piece of art.

Minot, ND

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Nice little home for moss balls

5

My wife wanted a new home for her two mossimo balls from Japan. They seem to be getting along OK with their new friend. She (my wife) thinks the new home is quite stylish and she is happy with it, so I am happy too. I am hoping the moss balls don't multiply. This is their third home, and hopefully their last.

Huntsville, AL

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Cutetest,most original gift,small flaw

4

Bought this creative gift to share as a project with dtr.easy instructions. I read a lot of reviews prior to purchasing it. Many saying it was to small or problems with getting sand to settle. I poured the water in ever so slowly after putting sand in..went very easy. Read the myth card to dtr that I was doing project with which made it only more exciting. The only con was that the top of the light bulb was broken off from the bulb leaving rigid edges. I'm sure I could have returned it but returning items gets old. Almost weekly I find something very original from your site and rarely pass up buying it. My garage is full of uncommon goods shipped boxes.when we dropped the moss ball in..which we named - mermaid - it took a couple days for it to fall to bottom but it was a happy day when it did. It's nice and round and looks healthy. I love the strong heavy ,eye catching base that holds the light ball. I hope I don't regret not returning right away when I saw the top was broken off. My dtr was in such a hurry to start it up. My only concern is if she gets cut on the ragged edges of the glass attached to the bulb. I would still recommend it to any body. Just read your measurements well so you know what you will be getting. Frustrating to read others say too small. All that information is listed or possible to get. As I said I am impressed how sturdy and the base for the bulb is. Really cute idea...one of those gifts for some one who has everything. I can't remember not being able to find a gift for someone on your site..actually the opposite..I want too many of your products. Thank you very much

Germantown,WI.

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aquarium

5

very nice product.....I love it but like I said it is very fragile ..other than that it is great and makes a wonderful conversation piece....love the little moss ball...I even named him,

Ligonier IN

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It was just alright - not what I thought

3

Have not used it yet as it does not look as nice as it did in your catalog. Disappointed in the quality.

Tampa, FL

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