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Old 01-10-2013, 01:37 AM   #61
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Wow, looks full of life. The cherry shrimp look great!
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:30 AM   #62
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Just getting started, keeping it simple. I have a dwarf lily and some blue pearls


What kind of substrate is this?
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:33 PM   #63
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UPDATE!

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Close up of the soil layer. I used a good 2-3"


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Dwarf sag being limited to the edges


One of the two rcs in this tank


I do a water change every once in a while...no set schedule. I will dose a dropper full of excel and iron on occasions when I remember lol there's nothing routine about this bowl I love it.

Only three types of plants: dwarf sag, crypts(not sure which species), and a lone lily bulb. The crypts have absolutely dominated and grow like crazy... They love the deep soil bed.
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:35 PM   #64
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This reminds me of the times when i had about 15 bowls on a mantle with nothing but aquatic plants in them. CF bulbs and just slight fertz. Wish i had taken a picture before i took them all down.
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:30 PM   #65
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Why did you take them all down? I don't know if I could ever get myself to take this down lol


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Old 12-29-2013, 07:28 AM   #66
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Looking good, definitely inspiring for me to do another bowl but with shrimp this time around.
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:31 PM   #67
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You should do it! They are a lot of fun to setup and very little maintenance.

I added a new light to this bowl. I wanted to give the deep blue solar flare a try and finally ditch the cfl. What do you think?



The light is concentrated on just the bowl so there's no annoying ambient light.
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:28 AM   #68
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I'm a big fan of the Deep Blue Solar Flare lights, heres a few pics of the two tanks I use them on. Had pretty good success growing low-medium light plants.





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LOL @ "fish tank"

I found another use for Solar Flare: I have a red one mounted behind a tank pointing up against the wall. Makes for a cool highlight.

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