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Old 09-06-2011, 12:29 PM   #16
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this is a great bowl =D
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:27 PM   #17
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I just got what I believe to be water spangles as a tagalong with another plant order...
They are actually red root floaters.
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:37 PM   #18
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this is a great bowl =D
Thanks Newman! This is a direct result of your work. Sorry to see the premier bowl being put to rest...
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:01 PM   #19
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JDM: I think that the floaters really do help combat algae.

I started with two bowls (I think the same exact ones from Michaels as you have) and a single 28W spiral CF over them and when the algae didn't show up I put a 28W spiral CF directly over each bowl (they are sitting next to each other on an end table) and still haven't seen algae. I really expected an algae explosion with the additional light but after 10 days or so I still haven't seen any.

I don't have any shrimp in the bowls yet as I am waiting on some of my berried females in my shrimp tanks to actually give birth first.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:05 PM   #20
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guys, algae might show up when you least want it. it can also be several blooms of different species of algae occurring at different times in the bowl's life. i suspect some blooms might still happen in your bowl past the 3-4 month mark or even before that. but a healthy bowl wont show algae, so madness and jdm, you both may have healthy tanks right now =)
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:24 PM   #21
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guys, algae might show up when you least want it. it can also be several blooms of different species of algae occurring at different times in the bowl's life. i suspect some blooms might still happen in your bowl past the 3-4 month mark or even before that. but a healthy bowl wont show algae, so madness and jdm, you both may have healthy tanks right now =)
Unless it hurts something (covers leaves, turns into a complete pea soup) I don't really care about the algae, especially not in such a small container.

I don't care what anybody says, every time I dose Flourish in a regular tank I get algae outbreaks so not having to dose ferts can only help, IMO.

Anyone have any luck keeping nerites a) alive and b) inside the bowls?
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:12 AM   #22
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Bowl looks great, I especially like the HG. Sorry if I missed this, but how long has it been set up?
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:09 AM   #23
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Beautiful!
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:48 PM   #24
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Bowl looks great, I especially like the HG. Sorry if I missed this, but how long has it been set up?
Thanks! (not the conduct I'd expect from a jerkosaurus) The HG is definitely growing nicely, and sending out runners.

About 2-2.5 months.
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alex009-
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:10 PM   #26
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I set up a bowl yesterday, It was just sitting in my basement. I have the same light and everything. lol. Great bowl though.
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:56 PM   #27
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nerites will do well when there is algae around on the glass and other surfaces. i have kept ruby nerites for a long time in my 40 gal. i have seen people keep those yellow-black horned nerites (smaller species) in small tanks with success.
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:00 PM   #28
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Any updates/ more nice macro shots for us?
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:17 PM   #29
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Anyone have any luck keeping nerites a) alive and b) inside the bowls?
Nerites are extremely easy to care for; just add algae wafers if your tank/bowl are algae free and they'll feed fine. There is little chance of your snail leaving the bowl. Unlike apple snails that can survive out of water, and occasional explore your floor, nerites very, very rarely completely remove themselves from water, at least IME.
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:31 AM   #30
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No updates as yet, I had to move and few weeks ago and started a new job a couple weeks ago, so I've been busy and haven't had much time to visit TPT.
The bowl is still doing well, with the exception of a nice dusty covering of algae on the inner surface of the glass. I need to get a toothbrush in there to clean it up. I think it is because I have been putting literally 2 drops of Flourish in per week for about a month; the stuff is potent I guess.
There are TONS of juvenile RCS, but they don't seem to eat a whole bunch of algae. I'm moving them over to my 10g I have set up, slowly but surely, so hopefully I don't see more algae. I'll try to snag my dad's camera to take a few shots soon. Thanks everyone for looking.
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