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post #46 of 655 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
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Sweet, if you do start something up, let me know, I'd help out along with the others on here too =)
You must have seen my 3 gal pico reef then? I love that little tank :P
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post #47 of 655 (permalink) Old 02-18-2011, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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bowl FTS as of today:


Youngest generation:


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post #48 of 655 (permalink) Old 02-19-2011, 01:22 AM
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That is a very cool little bowl. Nice choices with the wood and moss.
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post #49 of 655 (permalink) Old 02-19-2011, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
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thanks! although if I could use a dead bonsai tree, I'd have used that instead of this awkward linear wood that i sawed off some dead bush in my yard lol.
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I love this little bowl! You have inspired me to set up one of these using a little vase! I have added a berried red cherry shrimp and a male shrimp . Time to set up colony number 2! Lol

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Awesome! These setups are so easy to keep =)
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post #52 of 655 (permalink) Old 02-20-2011, 04:11 AM
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Fantastic Shrimp Bowl, how many hours of light does your bowl get?
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The bowl gets variable hours of light. i turn the light on whenever i wake up and off when around 10-12 hours have passed and i get back home. usually i dont let it go over 12 hours of light though. sometimes it does get less.

thanks justin, it really is.
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Absolutely love this little bowl. Seems to be fairly well payoff given the maintenance.
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post #56 of 655 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 01:51 AM
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Very nice bowl. Thinking of starting my own 1G shrimp tank. How often and how big are water changes?

Also, you have a very nice reef. You reffered to it as a frag tank; do you have a bigger reef?
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Nice nano tank bowl. Like what others have said, it's an inspiration knowing you can keep the plants and shrimps thriving.

By the way, how many shrimps are in there now do you think? And do you have any way to circulate the water?

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@Kayen: yes, the maintenance is fairly little, tho its more than i'd like haha. it would be much less if there wer no shrimp.

@Squared: Water changes on this are 95% twice a week. The funny thing is about my reef, its the frag tank, but my main reef is actually smaller by 7 gallons :P The main reef is a 3 gal pico. You can find it on nano reef forums.

@Pinoy: Right now I am back to more than 20 shrimp, most are the smaller youngest generation, though a fair amount of the juveniles still remain (I have to catch those out of there soon) No water circulation, during water changes it gets lots of mixing but otherwise the shrimp can create their own currents for respiration.
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Awesome bowl- do you do any trimming of the moss to keep it "in check"?
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post #60 of 655 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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I havent done any trimming at all. now it looks much more messy than in that picture, so yes I'll have to do a trim soon. but i think the moss can look awesome regardless of whether i trim, its moss =D
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