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Old 08-30-2013, 04:14 AM   #76
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Saw this thread and figured it is a perfect place to share my filterless shrimp bowl. The bowl sits on the little fluval edge stand with the built in light.
Here is a better shot of the inside of it. The green mesh up front is from a luffa and is securing some moss to some lava rock.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:23 PM   #77
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How many gallons is the bowl?
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:41 PM   #78
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How many gallons is the bowl?
It is just a 1 gallon bowl that I got for free from a friend. Down the road I want to pick up a bigger bowl or some small unique tank to fit in there but for now perfect for the couple shrimp and small snails I throw into my main tank to feed my assassins.
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:27 AM   #79
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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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Old 08-31-2013, 03:27 AM   #80
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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.
I have read it is safe to keep about 10 cherry shrimp per gallon so I would imagine a couple ghost shrimp won't hurt. Just make sure your tank is cycled.
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:00 AM   #81
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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.
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:38 AM   #82
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I love this thread!

What are the pros and cons of powerheads though? aren't there some pond critters / plants that want a still pond?

Anyone have an opinion on whether to move the water or not? Do you lose microfauna by moving the water around with a powerhead?
If you are familiar/w those air driven sponge filters...there is nothing that says you couldn't just use the up-draft tube from one of those for water movement. Also for more of it in the on-line stores they sell replacement tubes for undergravel filters and those are 1" in diameter. And those same companies also sell the spigots with the righ hand angle at the top
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.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=43401
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=43393
But you can just use the pick up tube of an undergravel filter to move water without hurting anything.
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:27 PM   #83
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If you are familiar/w those air driven sponge filters...there is nothing that says you couldn't just use the up-draft tube from one of those for water movement. Also for more of it in the on-line stores they sell replacement tubes for undergravel filters and those are 1" in diameter. And those same companies also sell the spigots with the righ hand angle at the top
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.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=43401
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=43393
But you can just use the pick up tube of an undergravel filter to move water without hurting anything.
I would add that, based on my experience, you can also use airstones to produce sufficient movement. Our 10-gallon has been without a filter for several months now. The only current in the tank is the result of one small airstone. It isn't much. But the tank stays remarkably clear with two albino cats, a clown loach, a bamboo shrimp, an apple snail, and twelve billion trumpet snails. I suspect this clarity has something to do with the duckweed also.
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:31 PM   #84
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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~
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Just in case you not have seen this, some reading for you filterless fans
http://naturalaquariums.com
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