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08-31-2013 03:27 AM
Originally Posted by HuntCast View Post
Looks great. I am torn on mine. I want to pop a couple ghost shrimp in there, but I think less than a gallon might be too small. Really, it is only about a liter or so.
I have read it is safe to keep about 10 cherry shrimp per gallon so I would imagine a couple ghost shrimp won't hurt. Just make sure your tank is cycled.
08-31-2013 02:27 AM
HuntCast Looks great. I am torn on mine. I want to pop a couple ghost shrimp in there, but I think less than a gallon might be too small. Really, it is only about a liter or so.
08-30-2013 10:41 PM
Originally Posted by HuntCast View Post
How many gallons is the bowl?
It is just a 1 gallon bowl that I got for free from a friend. Down the road I want to pick up a bigger bowl or some small unique tank to fit in there but for now perfect for the couple shrimp and small snails I throw into my main tank to feed my assassins.
08-30-2013 07:23 PM
HuntCast How many gallons is the bowl?
08-30-2013 04:14 AM
difrent7 Saw this thread and figured it is a perfect place to share my filterless shrimp bowl. The bowl sits on the little fluval edge stand with the built in light.
Here is a better shot of the inside of it. The green mesh up front is from a luffa and is securing some moss to some lava rock.
08-30-2013 12:49 AM
Fantastic5 Awesome setups guys! This is what attracted me to planted tanks. Very lil maintenance with a healthier ecosystem for the inhabitants. I have run a few different tanks for a while with no filter. The more plants the better. Will post my gallon bowl soon.
08-29-2013 10:10 PM
HuntCast Well, 4 days with no water change, and now every plant in the thing is pearling. Really surprising. This may actually work, lol! About a liter sized world that is self sustaining?
08-28-2013 05:32 PM
Originally Posted by wesleh View Post
Just curious if anyone knows, how much flow is recommended for these type of setups on a10-20g cube? What ghp are you running?
I run 0. Run what you like or what the fish would like.
08-27-2013 02:52 AM
OVT I am running 0.

08-27-2013 02:40 AM
wesleh Just curious if anyone knows, how much flow is recommended for these type of setups on a10-20g cube? What ghp are you running?
08-26-2013 10:27 PM
HuntCast It looks brighter than it is. I had a 13w CFL in there but it was too much. Switched to a low watt incandescent. Much dimmer. There are vent holes at the top of the lamp, so at least as far as I can tell, it isn't too hot. I need to pick up a thermometer ( my bigger tanks have the stick on strips) and see what is going on.
I need to get more plants in there, I agree. Need more floaters, because I can't get my hand into the sides, lol.
08-26-2013 09:49 PM
OVT Do you get too much heat from the lamp so close to the bowl?

I would add more plants and not rush into water changes: in small environment like that, water changes result in disproportionately huge swings in water chemistry. I would let the plants, especially the floaters, do their magic.

08-26-2013 07:07 PM
HuntCast This thread inspired me to see what was possible with dirt, sand, and water. Just planted some leftovers from my bigger tanks. Not sure how it will work, but we will see what light and water changes can do.
Right now, there is some water sprite and duckweed at the top, a narrow leaf java fern leaf with babies on it, a crypt, and a stem of telanthera cardinalis in there.
08-26-2013 04:59 AM
Seedreemer Wow, incredible bowls and tanks everyone! Here's mine from around 1999. I was low tech and filterless before it was cool. It's messy but I liked it that way.
29 gallon
Plain white bulb
Several hours of sunlight every afternoon
Occasional water changes or top ups
No filter/heater/powerhead
Plain gravel
No ferts or Excel or Co2
Platys and danios

08-14-2013 08:44 PM
DaveFish Awesome thread! I am getting into filterless tanks. I also am finding a lot of cold water alkaline loving plants here in Utah. that way I don't need a heater, maybe get a chiller. lol. I won't need any Co2 and the plants have evolved to take up carbon from all the carbonates in the water. No high lighting, in low to medium light. I have found a Mexican Oak leaf variant, myriophyllum variant, cold water hair grass! And some kind of long broad leaved anacharis that looks like a hygro stem plant with crypt leaves. Really have no idea what it is, but it is a really good looking cold water stem plant. I will keep ya'll posted!
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