|08-31-2014 04:00 PM|
|08-31-2014 03:25 AM|
|08-31-2014 02:35 AM|
|AquaAurora||Lucky! My unheated picos are about 68F x.x|
|08-31-2014 01:27 AM|
|AGUILAR3||6:30 in the evening, 80 deg outside.|
|08-31-2014 12:42 AM|
|AquaAurora||What temp is the water in your no tech betta bowl?|
|08-30-2014 10:27 PM|
13mo and counting. 1.75g Betta vase with no filter or heater, 9w cfl, MGOPM, gravel and a single pot of c. wendtii housing a stunted 1 year old (1.25" head to tail) female betta
|08-30-2014 08:04 PM|
Roughly 0.5g glass vase
MGOPM capped with gravel
2 revitalized Argentinian swords, salvia minima
Indirect sunlight from window and ambient light from other (low tech) tank's lights (6500k 13w cfls)
Only minor diatoms and hair algae
The swords have had a long journey to recovery. They started out as plants in a tube at a petco, were put in a tank and eaten by my pleco (ate leaves and roots) so all that remained was the crowns. Floated in a mason jar under sub par light in a cold room for many months. Planted in a evolve4 with [censor] lights but soil, so got roots but leaves kept dieing.. then upgraded to a vase on a windowsill with soil. Had a [Hair algae disaster], fixed and moved to bookshelf between the other picos. This all happened over nearly 2 years (just short by a month or so).. miraculously durable plant! Might have to upgrade it to bigger accommodations soon though.
|08-29-2014 05:45 PM|
Aha! I've popped back as I'm returning to the planted tank hobby and it's good to see this thread has had a bit of a recent revival.
I could never sign up to natural aquariums
|08-17-2014 08:03 AM|
Just in case you not have seen this, some reading for you filterless fans
|08-13-2014 01:31 PM|
|brandon429||The reef vase I have ran for nine years is airstone only with no filtration just like the planted vase above... Most wouldn't think the concept works with saltwater but it works just the same~|
|08-13-2014 01:27 PM|
|08-13-2014 04:38 AM|
My 2 cents on this.
for the tube.
Since my tank has a filter it's not in here. But I built in the filter which works on the same principle using air instead of a pump motor.
I did this specifically so that baby fish/shrimp and daphnia can go through without being hurt. In the first picture the water comes in on the lower left, up and then down through the filter media and back up through a tube that lets out where the bubbles are in the second picture. It has no screen/pads that can trap those mentioned critters.
But you can just use the pick up tube of an undergravel filter to move water without hurting anything.
|08-13-2014 02:00 AM|
This one started it's life as a filtered tank, but I lost interest in it. So, migrated it all over to this awesome bowl that gets the perfect amount of sunlight. Been inspired to do more since this one has been re born.
|08-31-2013 03:27 AM|
|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.|
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