1.75 ga "Stonehenge Bowl"
Started 12/31/14, the idea was to have no-tech bowl to breed snails for a puffer. I am in Florida, so mosquitoes will be the issue, hence the decision to add 1 Betta. Please critique my set up as I am a complete n00b.
1.75 ga bowl from Michael's
Lamp from Wallmart, CFL bulb, 2700 K, 13 w
Substrate: mushroom compost, peat, ADA Amazonia
Jungle Val (?)
pond snail hitchhikers
alternanthera reineckii min
ramshorn snails (?)
MTS or 1 BumbleBee nerite (?)
1 Betta (need something for mosquito control)
3 Cherry shrimps (?) (optional)
Is it too much for this bowl?
(still cycling, I did not have established tank so I used Nite-Out II)
pH (7.3) Ammonia (0) Nitrites (0) Nitrates (5)
Cycling so far
Day 1 pH (6.6), Ammonia (0.75-1) NitrItes (0.13) NitrAtes (15)
Day 5 pH (6.8), Ammonia (1) NitrItes (0.25) NitrAtes (9)
Day 9 pH (7.2), Ammonia (2) NitrItes (2) NitrAtes (8)
Day10 pH (7.2), Ammonia (1.2) NitrItes (2) NitrAtes (10-20 can't tell)
Initial Set Up