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Old 03-02-2013, 06:13 AM   #1
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My "Walstad bowl"


When I read about these and realized I had all materials around my house I just had to put one together.

Update: 5/27/2014
The DHG is really starting to spread now.


Update: 4/29/14
Added DHG and Crypt, took out ludwigia yesterday



Update:12/31/13 Re-Scaped


Update:4/27/13


Update:3/8/13



Initial setup: 02/02/13


Tank: 1g bowl

Lighting: 11 watt GE CFL indoor floodlight 6700k Westward facing window stock LED lighting off of my 37g

Mechanical: none

Heater: none

Substrate: Miracle Grow organic grower's choice, gravel, super naturals tahitian moon sand

Flora: Red Tiger Lotus, Dwarg Sag, Ludwigia Repens, Duckweed, Wisteria

Fauna: pond snails, Cherry Shrimp, 1 cory fry (moved)

This bowl has become very low maintenance. For the first month I had to skim the surface almost everyday to remove bio-film. Now I do a small water change every other week or so.

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Old 03-02-2013, 05:00 PM   #2
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Default Cory fry

There must have been a cory egg on the ludwigia stem I transplanted from my other tank...



looks like around 10days old.

Can I take this to mean my water quality is good?
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:48 PM   #3
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Came out great, what type of water changes are you doing ?


"Miracle Grow organic grower's choice" seems to be what most in here use but I thought it had cow manure ?
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:24 AM   #4
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Did the Cory make it?
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:15 PM   #5
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Ive been doing about a 20% water change every 10 days or so. Basically whenever I start to get biofilm on the surface
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:16 PM   #6
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Did the Cory make it?
Yes. I moved it to the 37g and its doing great. Took me about 10min to catch the little booger though!
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:22 PM   #7
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Moved to the kitchen table. Makes a great centerpiece IMO.
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"Miracle Grow organic grower's choice" seems to be what most in here use but I thought it had cow manure ?
Not sure bout the manure. I did not check ingredients. I just went with because it seemed to work well for others. So far so good for me too *fingers crossed.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:35 PM   #9
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Here is the cory that hatched in the bowl. Its much more colorful than its parents, although daddy fish is albino...

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Old 05-04-2013, 07:50 PM   #10
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Cool. Your bowl is lovely

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Old 05-04-2013, 10:18 PM   #11
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Nice bowl!
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:53 PM   #12
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Great looking bowl, looks great on your kitchen table

How's it doing?
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:47 PM   #13
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Great looking bowl, looks great on your kitchen table

How's it doing?
So it did really well for the first few months with just the light from the window.

By november everything had stopped growing but the duckweed. It was getting like 2 hours of strong light and then barely any for the rest of the day

I just rescaped it a couple days ago and have it on a nightstand in my bedroom with the led panel that came with my 37g marineland set sitting on top.

New pic coming soon
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:38 PM   #14
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relocated and re-scaped

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Old 12-31-2013, 04:52 PM   #15
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Liking it! Keep us updated!
You made me want to create one myself with the trimming leftover :-D
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