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Old 06-10-2012, 05:39 PM   #16
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haha, my bowl doesnt even have an aquascape anymore lol, its just plants and shrimp. completely overgrown.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:51 PM   #17
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Lol even though there's no aquascape anymore, your shrimp bowl still looks nice Newman.

Anyone who have done a dry start method, can tell me whether it's really important to put some holes when you glad wrap your tank or bowl or can it be wrapped without any air letting in.
Which method is better for quicker growth.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:29 PM   #18
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little update, for my Dry Start Method.

lilaeopsis is doing great while immersed, i also had some other grass plant (dont know the name), basically i bought 2 pots of the other grass plant and one pot of lilaeopsis.

lilaeopsis is doing great ,shooting new leaves and didn't show any transition effect at all (i.e no leaves melted down), unlike the other grass plant which melted down in the first week, old leaves turned brown and melted but now growing new leaves again.


Green pennyworth is doing great and growing.

Water wisteria seems to be showing transition effect as the leaves are getting brown( have heard that water wisteria when grown immersed have a different leave structure than grown submersed). so will wait till it melts as well and start getting new leaves.

Rotala still looks like going through the transition effect. I have cut the rotala stems into smaller stems and replanted behind the tree. it still not showing much growth.



nothing diff at this stage, just looking same as before, just a bit more growth with microsword.


just a quick questions guys anyone who can give me some suggestion. its abt micro sword grass, it looks like the roots and the plants are on top of the soil rather than inside the soild. can i add some more aqua soil and cover the grass with aquasoil or just leave it for now and it will slowly grow like a carpet..
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:36 PM   #19
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So finally lost my patience and decided to submerge the bowl with water,.. so as far as growth goes , i had slow growth , dont know why, but roots have established very nicely. bought some blyxa japonica and removed pennyworth. . I also topped up with ada aquasoil on top of gravel ..So filled up with water and water still murky.. wanted green carpet like look but till now its not happening.. nyways. let the pics decide .. any suggestions are welcome.

i have to say after filling the bowl with water it does distort the image, hopefully once the water clear up and gets settled it should look good.







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Old 07-14-2012, 04:23 PM   #20
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Looking good so far, but everything looks kind of low to the ground. Hope some of the plants you chose grow more vertically.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:54 PM   #21
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Why can't my bowl look as good. Nice.

I think we have the same bowl. But mine is super boring.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:09 PM   #22
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I this looks good so far, I think as it grows in it will look a lot better. I really like the piece of wood you went with. I hate waiting too, I've had one bowl going emmersed for weeks now and it is killing me.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:05 AM   #23
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Why can't my bowl look as good. Nice.

I think we have the same bowl. But mine is super boring.
thanks psalm, at least your plants are growing super quick. its a nice bowl.
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I this looks good so far, I think as it grows in it will look a lot better. I really like the piece of wood you went with. I hate waiting too, I've had one bowl going emmersed for weeks now and it is killing me.
Idleivey, thanks for the comments, i love that wood as well. I waited like month and a half before flooding,couldnt wait more as the micro sword were not growing.. could be cos its winter here and i dont have any heater in my bowl. good luck with your bowl as well. hope it will be nicely carpeted before you flood it with water.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:24 AM   #25
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Looking good so far, but everything looks kind of low to the ground. Hope some of the plants you chose grow more vertically.
thanks FisheriesOmen , as per your suggestion i have planted some stem plants like rotala sp red. hopefully it will be nice and tall within a couple of weeks..

guys if any one can suggest, I have seachem TRACE and FLOURISH. should i also buy EXCEL or i should be fine using the one i have. Also when should start dosing it ????
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:30 AM   #26
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Another update, its after a week , did another water change yesterday. things are looking good and i added some pebbles beneath the driftwood.
Plants are doing ok even HC that i though will melt down. Micro sword is growing as well, can see several new shoots. super stoked. Blyxa is melting down but got some new green leaves, so assuming it should do fine, will see in another week or so..
Also added a little bit of willow moss to the wood.

Guys feel free to criticize or give some suggestions or comments if you like
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:28 PM   #27
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So took some more pics nothing major, did some Photoshop as well , anyways all i did was added another branch and tied some moss to it lol.. this week will get the shrimps yeaaaaaaaaaaaa

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original pic looks crappy lol, sorry cookie will soon buy some black background and will try for better snap.


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Also blyxa japonica almost melted , but can see new leave shooting out so i hope they will grow back.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:46 AM   #28
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Small update i got 6 females and 6 male shrimps. females are really nice and bright. they are all sitting and chillaxing under the tree.. its like their tree house.







i havent fed them at all, when i put them in my bowl, they did shed there shell as i can see couple of hollow shrimps shell. they havent eaten that so i am assuming they are not hungry.
will feed them tomorrow.

Also as you can see i added some hair grass,
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:45 PM   #29
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So this is current state, pretty bad, had massive cyno bacteria no matter what I did, it never went away. Just trimmed the plants, my stem plants are not growing Much at all , hairgrass seems to be growing, lileopolis not growing at all but not dying as well..anyways just thought to post the pics.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:27 AM   #30
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looks good and the grass makes it look much better. once the moss gets going it will look insane. it just takes a long time.

i had cyano too back when i first started mine. you have to diligently siphon it out during each weeks water change. after a couple of months it went away. but then i had a major cladophora outbreak (had a moss ball in the bowl so maybe that was the culprit?) and after that its been more than a year now and i haven't even cleaned my glass. no algae on glass or plants. pretty amazing.

yours will reach that stage too!
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