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Old 04-02-2012, 02:50 AM   #1
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My first bowl


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Here is the start of it



It is going to be a place where I can put trimmings and culled shrimp from my other tank

I put in soil, then sand, then water. A few minutes later the soil erupted up because there was an air bubble under it so I had to drain it and start again

Simple and boring so far but it should develop nicely

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Old 04-02-2012, 02:57 AM   #2
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Thumbs up! What bulb are you using in the lamp?
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:01 AM   #3
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Nice bowl. What kind of shrimp?
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:05 AM   #4
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I will be getting some RCS, my other tank is a 6gallon edge

The bulb is currently what was in the socket, I will be getting one with a different color temp sometime perhaps, seems like this one is really warm
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:22 AM   #5
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I have been looking for a lamp like that where did you get it and how big of a bulb can that hold?
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:31 AM   #6
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from what i can see, youre going to want to get a 9W CFL for that lamp. it loos somewhat smaller than a regular desk lamp. if its a regular size lamp, then get a 13W or 11W CFL around 5000K
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:40 AM   #7
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I have a 13Watt ~2500K in there now I think. It is a normal size desk lamp

I got it from target, wasn't cheap though $35 I believe

I figure having a lamp I like is important as well :p

@Newman Why a 9Watt if its a smaller lamp?
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:57 AM   #8
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I have a 13Watt ~2500K in there now I think. It is a normal size desk lamp

I got it from target, wasn't cheap though $35 I believe

I figure having a lamp I like is important as well :p

@Newman Why a 9Watt if its a smaller lamp?
Probably because the smaller lamps can only take bulbs with a maximum wattage of 9. But it doesn't matter since you have a 13w.

P.S.: How big is the bowl?

P.P.S: An exposed bulb so close to water looks kinda scary. I wonder why a lot of people (in fact I think most) on this forum do this kind of stuff. My mom says that there's an electrical hazard by doing this.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:26 AM   #9
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P.P.S: An exposed bulb so close to water looks kinda scary. I wonder why a lot of people (in fact I think most) on this forum do this kind of stuff. My mom says that there's an electrical hazard by doing this.
simply put, folks do it for the plants. someone on here has a quote in their signature, i think from the drs. foster & smith website- goes something like this "we aquarists are a very brave bunch... we mix water and electricity every day."
the same is true for aquarists with planted tanks, maybe more so considering the lighting.
you could do a higher-watt bulb, higher up above the bowl? it's just harder to do, you'd probably have to hang a fixture from the ceiling.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:49 PM   #10
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Great looking bowl, any updates?
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:18 PM   #11
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nice start! I bought a similar lamp on amazon for $20. didnt realize articulated lamps were so pricey!
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:15 AM   #12
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Good to see another bowl!
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:23 AM   #13
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Not too much going on, some frogbit (maybe?) , and some dwarf sag, waiting for it to grow in a bit. Also swapped in a 13watt 6500k bulb







My main tank, ~20 RCS in there now
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:49 PM   #14
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I like the wood in your bowl and nice edge.
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:39 AM   #15
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both look sexy.
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