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Walstad 1.5g bowl

I was inspired by some of the beautiful, low-tech Walstad style bowls that I have seen here on the forum. At work we recently updated our furniture and changed offices and I decided that I want to have a nice, low maintenance tank on the corner of my desk.

Tank: 1.5 gallon Libby glass bubble ball bowl
Lighting: Sylvania 13w 6500K mini CFL in a architect lamp
Substrate: Miracle grow organic choice potting mix capped with Azoo plant grower bed.
Heating: None
CO2: None

Plants:
Staurogyne repens
Dwarf hairgrass (Elocharis parvula)
Water wisteria (Hygrophila difformis)
Moss (Not sure what type, might be Christmas)
Amazon frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum)

I attached the moss to the driftwood with a small dab of super glue. I added in water wisteria because it will grow quickly and absorb excess nutrients until the system becomes stabilized. I will remove it at that point.

I have started in on daily water changes and I am going to wait until the dwarf hairgrass has firmly rooted before I attempt transporting the tank to work.


Hardscape


Attaching the moss


Filled bowl after 24 hours


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One day I will make one of those. Are you going to throw in shome shrimps?


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Eventually I will transfer over some of my fire red shrimp from my other tank. It will be really nice to watch them exploring the place.


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