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Old 03-31-2010, 07:42 PM   #1
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2 Gallon Fish Bowl w/ Java Plants


Just wanting to share & get some comments/suggestions.

This is a 2Gal bowl. No filtration, no heat, no lighting. Doesn't get any more simple, right?

Flora: Java Moss (attached to driftwood) and Java Fern
Fauna: A lone White Cloud Minnow. He was a transplant from a larger tank that has since crashed and been taken down. He was the only survivor from the crash and he's been seemingly content in this bowl for 6 months or so. I know his species it tolerant to room temperature and below. I guess they like flow, which of course he doesn't really get in this home

I want to add some Red Cherry Shrimps and maybe a snail or two.

No substrate as of right now. My weekly maintenance routine is a 50% water change.

Every few weeks or so, I put the syphoned water in a 1 gal bucket and store the plants/dirftwood/fish in it while I take the bowl out and do a thorough rinse to remove any trace gunk, fill it up to 50% with room temp tap water, then re-add the plants, driftwood/fish/old water.


Please Note the pearling is from a water change and is not the "true" pearling.

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Old 03-31-2010, 07:48 PM   #2
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I like it alot! just put some substrate in there and it would be awesome!
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:20 PM   #3
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Looks good. Atleast it's not a betta.
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:52 PM   #4
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With some substrate, the bowl will look awesome! I recommend fine black substrate.
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:46 AM   #5
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Thanks all. I got a few RCS today and added them. If I can get my hands on a small amount of black substrate, I'll add it too. I guess these shrimps.. if breeding, like to bury themselves in the stuff (?)
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Old 04-02-2010, 07:07 AM   #6
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No RCS do not bury themselves. You might be confusing the term "berried" with "buried." Berried = pregnant shrimp.

Nice looking bowl.
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:33 PM   #7
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Heh, yes, you are right, I had "berried" and "burried" confused. And here I thought people who were writing about RCS were just poor spellers. Thanks for the clue!
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:33 PM   #8
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Mind if I ask what the bowl is resting on (the base). It almost seems like it's gonna fall ... i know it's a dumb question but had to ask out of curiosity
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:24 PM   #9
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It's a ceramic jar with the lid removed. The bowl rests inside of it well. It's nice n' heavy and it makes a really solid base and raises the bowl up for better visibility.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:14 PM   #10
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this looks really nice! I love white clouds!
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