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post #16 of 85 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 02:15 AM
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lol i know the feeling!!! I have a 29gal that im sloooowly setting up.. b/c of my lack of funds. But hey, putting it all together is 75% of the fun!!
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post #17 of 85 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 02:31 AM
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I just set up this cylindrical vase I bought at WINNERS (TJ MAX in the U.S.) it cost me under $10 and I filled it with MGO potting soil and Home Depot play sand. Very easy and great fun. The plants for now are hygrophila difformis and nomaphila stricta both of which I believe are robust enough to handle the access nutrients from the fresh MGO soil to start things off. What is the basic look your going for? Jungle? Or something clean and simple looking, like a small piece of drift wood and some anubias?
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thanks, msharper. i'll see if i can get over to the other side of town soon.

i'm not entirely sure yet. depends on what kind of a container i get.

i have random bits of slate sitting around and the Rotala rotndifolia, but i'd like to not have to buy anything extra. we'll see
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Yeah for sure. Keep it simple and don't spend any more money than absolutely necessary. Whatever hardy plants you have extra of would work great to start it off. If after that you fall in Iove with it you can scape it and acquire special plants as you go. Post some pics when it's all set up.
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boom! approx 2 gallons. $15.79 at Target.

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MAn thats a nice bowl, gonna make planting so easy compared to my bowl.
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post #22 of 85 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 11:14 PM
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Very nice choice!
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Very nice! Can't wait to see it up and running! Kinda high in price, but each to their own.

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I like the shape (and the larger water volume)!

msharper: what is the size (volume) of your cylinder approximately?
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I like the shape (and the larger water volume)!

msharper: what is the size (volume) of your cylinder approximately?
Prob. more like 3gallons but with the amount of dirt and sand I have in it I'd say about 1.5gallons of water.
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Here's an update. I added some jungle vals but the emerged growth is really what I'm pleased with. I have one male guppy that's been in there pretty much since the start. I'm just doing top ups now when the water gets to low. The trick with the dirt was doing a 90% water change every day for the first week do remove all the access nutrients from the water column. Can't wait to see your bowl Gil!
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so the idea is to clean the vase, gather to dirt and start soaking tonight.

should have plenty of time since the wife is glue to dancing with the idiots.
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I found a great pedestal bowl base at Pier 1. You might want to try there.
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so i can't decide. should i just have the rotala rotundifolia? or throw a carpet of java moss in there as well? though it might be a pain to keep the java moss down and then under control.
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post #30 of 85 (permalink) Old 11-08-2011, 02:38 AM
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throw in a blyxa.

that's a good bowl to work with. be very careful with it because these particular ones can be fragile and cant take a lot of abuse from hitting the sides with substrate/rocks, and you cant put too much pressure on the sides. just be gentle with it in the setup phase.
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