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Old 02-12-2013, 11:57 PM   #1
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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


Choosen rock and filled

After dirt settles


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.

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Old 02-13-2013, 01:13 AM   #2
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Good luck! I look forward to your updates.
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Looks good! I look forward to see where it goes!
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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?
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:34 AM   #5
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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,
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:37 PM   #6
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Good luck! I look forward to your updates.
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Looks good! I look forward to see where it goes!
Thanks for the support

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Snail should be fine,
I appreciate the input
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Nice bowl selection.
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I like the bowls, I just picked up 3 of the exact type from a local fabric store. Looking forward to updates.
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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.
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Aha here he/she is


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.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:28 PM   #11
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Looks like you run of the mill pond snail.
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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.
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I like the way it looks. I find snails fascinating.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:42 AM   #14
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how small is this bowl?
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:11 AM   #15
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Thanks everyone for the compliments and info

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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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