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09-16-2013 10:39 PM
recklesswalser Do you do any WC or anything? I have a 2g bowl that I have a betta/small sponge filter (cycled) that I want to pull and turn into a shrimp bowl. would that be safe? also I have hardscape in it from a established tank
09-02-2012 01:35 PM
Ozydego Thanks guys for the compliments. The bowl is back home for a while while I move into a new position at work and get settled there. I will be able to take some much better shots now that I can take pics with a DSLR.

As far as the soil, the Miracle grow "Organic" potting soil, also called MGOPS does not have any additives that harm fauna. I believe it took people quite a bit of trial to find the right soil. Even still, the sand cap is essential in my opinion, not only to keep the soil down, but keep the organics from fouling the water. I have heard some people that have disturbed the lower layer and had some deaths. I have not had any issues myself and I have a larger tank with the same soil set up and the fish are doing great in that one just like the shrimp in these bowls.
09-01-2012 04:01 AM
vannyvanny This thread gave me so many inspirations for so many things that I can't do But really, nice work with the bowl! It's beautiful just like that bulb even more so actually
08-31-2012 11:01 PM
bluestems Love your bowls! Thanks for the inspiration, as well as the tiny terrarium link... two projects to put on my to do next list =)

btw, you mentioned using miracle gro soil, but I thought you were not supposed to use soil with additives in Walsted style setups... ? Did it work ok for you though?
08-31-2012 06:30 PM
Elppan Oh my goodness this is sooo cool. Damn! I jusy bought a Fluval spec desk.... Now I'm going to get a bowl to try it out too! I'll keep two planted shrimp tanks. Now I just have to wait a few weeks for my bonus check to set up a bowl. And then in a month or so pick up some RCS they are so much fun to watch.
Oh my birthday is coming up in November, I'll make a family member order me some shrimp! So for now I'll just have a few pretty planted gardens.
08-09-2012 11:47 PM
Ozydego The snail just does his own thing, I have never had issues with snails going over the edge in this little bowl. A shrimp every now and then, yes, but not snails...
08-08-2012 11:31 PM
MrAlmostWrong How do you keep the snail from sneaking out?
08-08-2012 09:29 PM
Ozydego Dwarf hair grass and an arrowhead plant. Simple and fun
08-08-2012 04:28 PM
GMYukonon24s Nice bowl! I like the grass and than the plant that sticks out.
08-08-2012 02:46 PM
Jetbo Makes me wish I was working in a cubicle again instead of out of my apartment just so I could set one of these up

08-08-2012 12:53 PM
Ozydego Depending on which pic, the sunglasses are mine, the cookbooks are my wife's. She only gave me a small amount if room to work with in what she calls "her kitchen"
08-08-2012 08:58 AM
Sony I'm guessing you are a woman? (sunglasses and cook books?)

I really hope I am right! Nice bowl!
08-03-2012 03:42 AM
RavenSkyfire I now know what my second at work tank is gonna be!! This is awesome and has really inspired me!

Only one problem! I have three other projects I want to do also! Need more money!! LOL
07-30-2012 04:44 AM
Ozydego It's been a long time since I updated this bowl, but it's because it went home for a while, got rescaped, matured for a few months, then finally back at work. New set of cherries in there and already little ones

02-16-2012 02:54 AM
Ozydego No update on the office bowl, but I thought I would share my bigger bowl at home, right now has two berried RCS females and 3 males, we will see how it goes...

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