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10-24-2013 03:44 AM
Newman o hey brandon! i almost forgot you were on this site/side too lol. you did/still have that awesome uber plant orb that was/is pretty self sustaining.

yeah this bowl was great!
I am not much into shrimp anymore because i got into L number plecos and breeding plecs in general, but i may still revive this bowl someday in the far future. I'd prob do the reef vase way before another planted bowl though.
10-24-2013 03:23 AM
brandon429 Newman hi man. Hey I just read the thread I'm so impressed man!
10-24-2013 12:59 AM
Newman pygmy chain swords are pretty cool! they are kinda like dwarf sag. and can be used similarly
10-22-2013 09:35 PM
AquaAurora I've been debating for a while between pygmy chain sword and micro sword for my nano. I like the idea of being able to cut it (micro) but the pygmy looks so lovely from your photos! I can't decide arghh
04-16-2013 07:54 AM
Koi Kameon
i checked in often with your bowl

(and Xenxe's) when getting my shrimp bowl going. Thanks for opening up a beautiful miniature world for me.

For the guy about the Ikea lamp--I have low and med. light plants in mine and they grow just great with it from the get-go.
04-02-2013 10:52 PM
FisheriesOmen Sad to see it go I'm sure your Thread has been the most inspirational when it comes to shrimp bowls, I know it is true for me, I might not have even been in the FW hobby if it wasn't for your bowl Newman.
03-25-2013 03:16 AM
acejohn This bowl really inspired me to create one! :-)
03-23-2013 02:29 PM
Newman Plans changed. It's time somebody else enjoys the shrimp and plants from this bowl
03-22-2013 07:17 PM
dhgyello04 NOOO!!!! Say it isn't so. May we ask why?
03-22-2013 06:39 PM
Kehy Sorry to hear that. But this bowl has been a huge inspiration for me to make my own shrimp bowl, and I've really enjoyed watching both of ours grow
03-22-2013 06:17 PM
mosspearl Aw, sorry to hear that, Newman. It's been quite a ride. But I guess all good things must come to an end.
03-22-2013 06:08 PM
Newman Bowl is being taken down.
Shrimp are up for sale:
The plants will be given away in the RAOK section soon. (there is a good amount of moss in here and roughly 20 pygmy chain swords.)
03-20-2013 01:35 AM
tumbleweedz It's been fun watching this bowl evolve, thanks for sharing.
02-21-2013 06:37 AM
Koi Kameon
horned nerites every time!

Originally Posted by Newman View Post
Yes those snails went fast. They are the most amazing FW snails imo. They went to a good home and all of them made shipping and are alive and well.

There arent too many disadvantages with normal snails. unless they overpopulate the tank and crash it. they can make the water smell bad with their waste if that happens.
Stay away from apple snails, columbian ramshorns, and sulawesi snails for planted bowls. those will eat some plants. and don't keep assassin snails in shrimp bowls, as sometimes they can kill shrimp.

Yes you can buy cheap cherry shrimp in the classified section of our forum here. plenty of invert sellers have them for cheap.
I had to put a plug in for horned nerites. My favorite are the bumblebee black/gold swirl ones. They stay around a half inch and their waste load is miniscule compared to the larger nerites. And, like the larger nerites, they don't breed successfully in fresh water so no worries about a snail explosion. Just my two admiring cents. Although my all-time fav snail is the lowly ramshorn snail, but it is such a crap shoot as to whether or not they will populate the heck out of the tank. I have had ones nearly an inch across never lay eggs and a tiny one laid 70 eggs, which all hatched and the mom/dad snail promplty died leaving me to raise them until they could be put back in the pond...
02-18-2013 04:37 AM
roncruiser Hi Newman,
My bowl is cycled. The bowl was born on 11/2012. Ammonia is zero and nitrates are zero. I'm just about ready to add some Cherry shrimp. How often do you change the water? My bowl is 2 gallons. Substrate is ADA Amazonia. I've been doing 50% water change every 7-10 days. Was wondering what your thoughts are on water changes for bowls. I'll continue to monitor water parameters after adding the shrimp.


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