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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-14-2019, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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My 3g bowl

Setup my first planted "tank" in years this evening. Have been in the saltwater game for awhile and got the itch for a FW planted bowl. So here it is. Here is all of the pictures of the setup, miracle gro potting soil(5.-.75in) topped with Seachem Flourite Dark. Amazon Compacta and some red root floaters I picked up today at the lfs, more plants are arriving in the mail tomorrow. I may have gone a bit overboard on the plant order that is arriving tomorrow as this bowl has 2.5g of water in it, have room so I may add another quart to bring the water level up a little more.

Sifted the dirt and then added it to the bowl.

Capped with Seachem Flourite Dark.

Played with the placement of the driftwood and a couple rock pieces until I was happy, the driftwood has a nice natural cave and one of the rocks has a small cave that faces to the right.

Filled the bowl a little over halfway then planted the Amazon Compacta.

Finished filling the bowl and added the red root floaters

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Well USPS was supposed to deliver an order of plants today that would fill up this bowl. Only problem is USPS delivered the package to the wrong address so tomorrow I get to try and sort this out with them and hopefully they are able to fix their screw up if not hopefully they reimburse me in a timely manner.
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Fmgit the rest of my plants in and got them planted. Planting through the smaller opening of the bowl was a bit of a pain.
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