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06-10-2013 10:05 PM
JMex I just took the bowl on the long trek back from the college as it's about time for everything to get out of the dorms. It has been around for one year now and the microsword has really taken over. I might end up trimming that big lump of it in the front. Also came to find out that the female shrimp is berried! Only thing off seems to be what looks like blue-green algae growing under the sand cap (still no algae anywhere else).

02-05-2013 09:45 PM
shloken38 Very nice! I'm glad to see someone else is doing this. I have a one gallon bowl with a betta and some plants. I've had it up for about a month longer than you, and it is doing great. I've seen too many people wreck on this concept saying that this is not suitable for fish. I think the fact that people like you and me maintain the tank with live plants and water changes makes these small habitats more suitable than a cup on a shelf in the store. I know that betta is super happy, and I'm sure your shrimp are as well.

Nice work!! Keep us posted.
02-05-2013 01:10 AM
Kinection That's one really good looking bowl. Keep it up!
02-05-2013 12:47 AM
JMex
Re: 1 Gallon Planted Bowl

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Originally Posted by greenman857 View Post
Yeah it does look great! I love "tanks" with emergent growth!
However what's growing in those other jars?
Thank you! The other jars are just candles. My girlfriend isn't as into building nano tanks as I am

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02-05-2013 12:43 AM
mosspearl I'm guessing, greenman, but those smaller jars look like candles to me. JMex can probably confirm when he gets a chance.
02-05-2013 12:21 AM
greenman857 Yeah it does look great! I love "tanks" with emergent growth!
However what's growing in those other jars?
02-05-2013 12:08 AM
mosspearl What a beautiful planting!
02-01-2013 11:03 PM
JMex
Re: 1 Gallon Planted Bowl

I love the microsword in there. It doesn't overtake much and is easy to thin out if needed. And the shrimp stay put! Usually the reason things try to get out is if the water parameters are bad

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02-01-2013 03:22 AM
acejohn
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Quick little photo update I took while visiting. Bowl is doing quite well. No algae, plants are growing like crazy, microsword and moss growing so much some of it is growing emersed, and shrimps are happy.

Wow! Still looks great! Does shrimps don't jump off through the drift wood?
01-31-2013 11:53 PM
Newman microsword looks like a nice bowl plant.
01-31-2013 04:29 AM
plebe86 that looks real nice. i was thinking bout making one too but i wasnt sure, till i saw youres and now im gonna get one for sure. thanks for the motivation.
01-31-2013 04:19 AM
JMex Quick little photo update I took while visiting. Bowl is doing quite well. No algae, plants are growing like crazy, microsword and moss growing so much some of it is growing emersed, and shrimps are happy.

08-24-2012 08:25 AM
JMex
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Looks great, I am probably going to start one soon but might just use only sunlight. Do you think that that will work?
I'm sure that sunlight would work for growing things, the only thing I would be worried about with that is temperature fluctuations and algae blooms since you can't really control the sun. What I do with mine is sit it across the room from my window so it gets a bit of sun in the morning and the rest of the day is just room ambience with the controlled light (my window faces directly east). It works well so far, temperature is stable and only minor algae which makes it so I dont have to feed the shrimp.

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08-24-2012 08:19 AM
JMex
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What a dope present! 1g would drive me crazy to maintenance, but you kept it simple, and that would make an awesome addition to desk, night stand ect. I would not want to give it away, being afraid they would kill it, but since you said she had a tank it should be alright. Nano tanks are very cool, and yours is pretty fresh. Nice job.

If you put a few (1-2) small shrimp in there, ( Caridina breviata. Cambarellus patzcuarensis, or Sulawesi Starry Night Shrimp; I don't know the Genus / species ) you could maintain a some what of small ecosystem that would allow you to not have to add many neuts, or any at all. A snail or so would help too... Just a thought.
Thank you for the kind words. I've designed it with low maintenance in mind so all it needs is a water change once a week and it holds it's own pretty good. Snails tend to be a bit messy so I put 3 cherry shrimp in a bit ago. Haven't done a real update yet though cause I can't seem to get any good pictures of them. It's been a week and they seem quite happy though so I must be doing something right

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08-24-2012 07:44 AM
compnerd7 What a dope present! 1g would drive me crazy to maintenance, but you kept it simple, and that would make an awesome addition to desk, night stand ect. I would not want to give it away, being afraid they would kill it, but since you said she had a tank it should be alright. Nano tanks are very cool, and yours is pretty fresh. Nice job.

If you put a few (1-2) small shrimp in there, ( Caridina breviata. Cambarellus patzcuarensis, or Sulawesi Starry Night Shrimp; I don't know the Genus / species ) you could maintain a some what of small ecosystem that would allow you to not have to add many neuts, or any at all. A snail or so would help too... Just a thought.
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