I love the bowls! Can't wait to see how they do with the shrimp.
I have thought of doing something like that for my kitchen table--there are skylights so it would get some natural light. I put a terrestrial plant there for now and I'll see how it does. I know you're not using it much, but how many watts is your light?
Oh, and I do know somebody with dialup. I have to be very careful about the size of the e-mails I send him!