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tmcpherson301 02-13-2013 12:57 AM

My bowl attempt (NOW WITH INHABITANT) (THAT NOW LAID EGGS)
 
So I set this up a couple days ago with the thought of attempting to create a really small bowl that could house juvie shrimp or something interesting well I grow some moss in there. I also wanted to see how fast my moss would grow under minimal light.

Equipment:
none
Light:
Aqueon evolve light, swiveled over for about 4.5-5 hours a day
Substrate:
dirt layer capped with a bit of aquarium gravel
Flora:
Java moss
Fauna:
none yet

Rocks I was choosing from

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=19250
Choosen rock and filled
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=19266
After dirt settles
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=19274

Thanks for looking, this is my first time trying to keep a journal so sorry for any of the mistakes that I've probably made in posting this.

mosspearl 02-13-2013 02:13 AM

Good luck! I look forward to your updates. :)

Peccator 02-13-2013 02:49 AM

Looks good! I look forward to see where it goes!

tmcpherson301 02-13-2013 11:15 AM

I understand this is really small and I have no real experience with snails but, does anyone know if I could feasibly keep a single zebra nerite snail or some other type of snail in this?

stanzzzz 02-13-2013 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tmcpherson301 (Post 2528162)
I understand this is really small and I have no real experience with snails but, does anyone know if I could feasibly keep a single zebra nerite snail or some other type of snail in this?

Snail should be fine,

tmcpherson301 02-13-2013 09:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mosspearl (Post 2524962)
Good luck! I look forward to your updates. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Peccator (Post 2525354)
Looks good! I look forward to see where it goes!

Thanks for the support

Quote:

Originally Posted by stanzzzz (Post 2528178)
Snail should be fine,

I appreciate the input

GMYukonon24s 02-14-2013 02:11 PM

Nice bowl selection.

BS87 02-14-2013 02:16 PM

I like the bowls, I just picked up 3 of the exact type from a local fabric store. Looking forward to updates.

tmcpherson301 02-15-2013 03:59 AM

So I was planning on going to pick up a snail from a local store when I found one in my Aqueon Evolve. I knew one was in there but last I saw him/her he/she was the size of a pinhead and I paid no attention to him/her because I only saw him/her occasionally. Well now he/she looks to almost be the size of a dime. Once I get a good picture I'll post one of him/her.

tmcpherson301 02-15-2013 09:16 PM

My bowl attempt (Now With Inhabitant)
 
Aha here he/she is
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=19370

So does anyone have any idea what kind of snail this is? I just kinda found it in my Evolve one day and forgot about it till the other day when I went to feed and saw it again only much larger.

sc91006 02-15-2013 09:28 PM

Looks like you run of the mill pond snail.

Knotyoureality 02-15-2013 10:20 PM

pond/bladder--never can remember the difference between the two and everyone pretty much just calls 'em pond snails anyways.

Excellent test pilot for the new bowl--I generally scoop a couple of these for any of my planted vases. If they dont' crawl out after three days, you're generally good to add shrimp.

I have this exact bowl by the way--currently holding some backup riccia, shreds of a moss-ball, one huuuuge MTS, and three juvie cherry shrimp with a 1/4" of sand as substrate. MTS has been there for two months, the juvie shrimp for one month--neither growing particularly fast, but they're living on biofilm alone so it's not surprising. :)

mosspearl 02-16-2013 04:44 AM

I like the way it looks. :) I find snails fascinating.

acejohn 02-18-2013 01:42 AM

how small is this bowl?

tmcpherson301 02-18-2013 02:11 AM

Thanks everyone for the compliments and info

Quote:

Originally Posted by acejohn (Post 2572210)
how small is this bowl?

This bowl is really, really small. I didn't measure how much water I added when I first filled it, which I meant to do, but I'd place it around the quarter of a gallon range.


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