that bowl is pretty slick ive wanted one full up with a nice goldfish in it like an oranda...they magnify the insides bigtime (the sides of the glass)
ill be glad to give away my trade secret, the only place I know of to get a giant beachball sized acrylic sphere
(there may be others but I never saw any)
here we go:
enjoy making globes all over your house. heck they make good hamster cages even lol
now the little pico reef thats all packed up, Ill be the first to admit its a peroxide addict. I dont think anyone could keep a pico this long without it, Im sure someone will come along differently just not in this decade
those things are so hard to keep algae free (as are big reefs) and I just had to rely on cheating to win, no apologies- heres my rationale
-if I go to a big tank and unplug the skimmer, and come back in a month, you got problems, ergo addicted to skimming.
-if I come along and remove your water changes and calcium/alk supplementation and come back in 3 mos, probs w be everywhere, so I see that as addicted to supplements. thats my rationale. since we arent the ocean, all of us are cheating to keep scleractinian corals and pretty much any other marine organism alive.
its simply what I use to get past the 5 year mark without having tons of algae problems, and, it frees me from tedious nutrient testing or filtration. there is only an airstone in this reef, and a heater, thats all.
it is fed and dosed in careful ways, but in the end I just wanted a long term stable system.
for good reading or for a self inflicted headache, check out this big peroxide thread of sixty pages with hundreds of tank cures using our cheat (for reef tanks)
pico reef pest algae challenge thread, goog it
submit your tanks if you have probs lets test the method further~
peroxide has been used in my planted bowl as well, just to zap some hair algae which now that I changed my MH bulb isnt a prob anymore. i did three years in a row with a 20k lol think it had changed spectrum much!
a lot is lacking in todays algae management in marine aquariums. If the authors from 20 yrs ago had it right, nobody would be still using their methods and failing. nutrient control is second or third in line behind actual direct removal when it comes to any invader in marine tanks. others get lucky with common methods, many dont, thats why our thread is so huge.