Walstad shrimp bowl (my great adventure, or just spit in the wind)
After months of planning the time had finally come to set up my natural planted Walstad bowl. Some how I took a project that many people spend under $50 creating and managed to spend upwards of $150. I tend to go a little over board and got way more materials than I needed.
I started the bowl 2-24-16, so today is day 2
? I used 2g bowl
? play sand cap
? desk lamp
? 13w Reptile natural daylight bulb
?dwarf sag, cryps, ludwigia, moss balls, Java moss, baby tears (floating) frogsbit, water lettuce, duckweed and bamboo
? hitchhiker pond snails
I used water from my established tanks to fill the bowl. The first fill was cloudy so I changed out 60% of the water and refilled with tank water again. That did the trick! By the next day the bowl was pretty clear. In the short 2 days it's been up I've seen some promising plant growth! Tested the water and its aces except for nitrates of about 40ppm (curse you cichlid tank water!) I think I'm going to pick up a couple shrimp today to "test the waters".
I also set up a small glass container I picked up at Michaels. So far so good with that one too. I'll add a picture, not sure if I should set up a separate thread for it. It is pretty cool though! Holds about 3 pints of water.