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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 05:56 AM Thread Starter
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Planted bowl

My first post and my first time with a planted tank.
I found this bowl at T.J.Maxx for like $10 and thought it would perfect used as a tank.

It has 6 cherry shrimp and 3 rasboras.
I have a 5 gallon co2 bottle, deco art filter, 2 LED lamps, and a heater inside the filter.


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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 06:25 AM
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I saw these as well in TJ Maxx. There were other sizes and shapes too but I decided not to. I thought the glass was pretty thin and was afraid that I would break it in no time. Anyways glad it worked for you. looking good.
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How much water does it hold?


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How much water does it hold?
I have the same one that I use for water changes, around 1 gallon.

To the op: looks great! That HC will look amazing as it fills in!

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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys.
Now, what advice would anyone have for this tank?

I do weekly water changes with RO water, lights are setup on a 12 hour timer, the filter is only on there for water movement, and I have the diffuser spitting out one stream of micro bubbles.. should i change anything?

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looks super! how long has it been going?
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looks super! how long has it been going?
about 2 months or so

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Its roughly more than 2 gallons.. I filled it while empty to test it out. Took 2 empty Poland spring gal containers and some
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Looks great! I love that you opted to keep the wood free of mosses. Definitely adds a nice contrast to the java fern in the background.
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-23-2012, 01:25 AM
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I have the same bowl from tj maxx. I've been looking for a filter that would work with a cylinder shaped tank. Do you mind me asking where you found the art deco filter? I came across the azoo palm filter as well but i didnt know if there would be enough clearance on the filter body and intake pipe to mount on the curved edge.

Does the filter sit level or is it tilted?
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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 05:23 AM Thread Starter
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the deco art filter has a plastic level attached to the pump, so after i adjusted it, it fits level. And I bought it at an aquarium store in san jose(dolphin pet village)

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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-04-2012, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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I found this in my tank yesterday.. what is this creepy little thing? haha
I've found a few more clinging to the glass

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I found this in my tank yesterday.. what is this creepy little thing? haha
I've found a few more clinging to the glass
it's....HYDRA!
creepy. and self-multiplying!
also, they're cnidarians (like jellyfish), so they have the characteristic stinging cells. find a (shrimp-safe) way (searching the forum should do it) to get rid of them before you get shrimp, if you haven't already- i think people have had problems with them stinging/killing/eating shrimps (or at least babies).
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First, beautiful bowl. What substrate(s) are you using? Any pros/cons about the substrate you selected?
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looks great so far! and ya you wanna get rid of those Hydras cause they have massive DPS (sc2 nerd reference FTW). Your HC looks so much cleaner/neater thanmine....kinda just let it all go to hell hahaha.

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