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Old 10-27-2011, 02:27 AM   #1
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My First Completed Planted Tank/Bowl (REDO!)


This is my first ever completed planted tank. I am very proud of it. Soul credit goes to Newman's Shrimp Bowl for the inspiration. Tell me what you think!


Equipment:
1 Gallon Glass Bowl
Filtered Light From 5 Gallon

Substrate:
Black Sand

Decorations:
DHG


Original Setup:

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Old 10-27-2011, 02:49 AM   #2
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Consider how much water you actually have since the bowl itself in 1 gallon, subtract the rock and sand volume. I'd say you're working with around 0.75 of a gallon. This will have quite large temperature changes between day and night and would kill off any CRS you get. I suggest starting with RCS in such a small tank since they are much hardier.
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:49 AM   #3
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I forgot to add how cute those little moss balls are !
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:54 AM   #4
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Consider how much water you actually have since the bowl itself in 1 gallon, subtract the rock and sand volume. I'd say you're working with around 0.75 of a gallon. This will have quite large temperature changes between day and night and would kill off any CRS you get. I suggest starting with RCS in such a small tank since they are much hardier.
Oops! I meant RCS! I was reading another thread. lol
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:06 AM   #5
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yes, just make sure this is in a room that gets constant heat. set the house thermostat to at least 70F and the cherry shrimp will be fine. after you breed good amounts of cherries in this bowl, and its all lush and green, then you should move on to crystals (keep in mind that they require soft water, so likely you'll have to at least use distilled water, re-mineralized with something like Mosura mineral plus.
At one gallon for about $1 or less, that will likely last you for 2-3 weeks, Water changes are not very expensive for 1 gal bowls lol.
But while you're keeping cherries, you can just use tap water for WCs.

I also recommend that you get some dwarf hairgrass for this bowl.
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:42 AM   #6
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yes, just make sure this is in a room that gets constant heat. set the house thermostat to at least 70F and the cherry shrimp will be fine. after you breed good amounts of cherries in this bowl, and its all lush and green, then you should move on to crystals (keep in mind that they require soft water, so likely you'll have to at least use distilled water, re-mineralized with something like Mosura mineral plus.
At one gallon for about $1 or less, that will likely last you for 2-3 weeks, Water changes are not very expensive for 1 gal bowls lol.
But while you're keeping cherries, you can just use tap water for WCs.

I also recommend that you get some dwarf hairgrass for this bowl.
Okay thanks! The thermostat stays at 75F and no one touches it. And my living room stays warm.
I was going to get some Dwarf Hairgrass, but at the LFS it didn't look good. The only thing they had lush and overbearing was the Amazon Swords and Baby Tears. I am not a fan of the Crystal Reds, but I love the blues!

P.S. Looking for some small forceps or needle nose pliers to decorate it!
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:47 AM   #7
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see if you can get dwarf grass off someone on this site.
when you keep crystal shrimp, just be aware that they like the temps lower so your thermostat would have to go to about 73F (assuming your light heats up the water a few degrees.)
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:01 AM   #8
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see if you can get dwarf grass off someone on this site.
when you keep crystal shrimp, just be aware that they like the temps lower so your thermostat would have to go to about 73F (assuming your light heats up the water a few degrees.)
Okay, I defiantly look into it ordering from someone on her. Got any recommendations?
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:02 AM   #9
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not right now, but search in the SnS section and post up a wanted thread for it.
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:37 AM   #10
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not right now, but search in the SnS section and post up a wanted thread for it.
Okay thank you!
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:59 AM   #11
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Darn! Haven't had this up for 24 hours and already having problems. My outlet stopped working! lol
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:08 AM   #12
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Darn! Haven't had this up for 24 hours and already having problems. My outlet stopped working! lol
Sorry to hear that man. The bowl looks good so far though.
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Although I understand the attempt to keep the water warm I think this is taking it to the extreme! That has got to be a fire hazard as well.
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Although I understand the attempt to keep the water warm I think this is taking it to the extreme! That has got to be a fire hazard as well.
looooool, i got it...
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:33 PM   #15
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Sorry to hear that man. The bowl looks good so far though.
Thank you!

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Although I understand the attempt to keep the water warm I think this is taking it to the extreme! That has got to be a fire hazard as well.
I'm not trying to keep it warm or anything. Wait, Really?!
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