Whats Up Guys!
So I have been lurking some shrimp bowl and low-tech nano journals. I find the idea very interesting and figured it would be the perfect addition for my computer desk. I was recently given a very cool glass bowl/vase and figured why not give it a shot.
10 inch tall glass vase. About 1.2G
Table Lamp from Home Depot $19. The bulb is a 13W 900 Lumens - I really have no clue if this is not enough or too much light.
Spiral bamboo to extend out of the water, HC clippings and Java Fern.
To create a unique mix between a shrimp bowl/nano/walstad. I wanted to create depth in the bowl with a foreground. I am experimenting with HC in this as my ground cover. I am hoping to get it well established using the dry start method. Hopefully the bamboo and java fern survive while I dry start the HC.
Miracle Grow Organic Choice Potting Soil mixed with a small amount of Miracle Grow Organic Choice Bone Meal. Capped with black sand. The very bottom layer has river rocks mixed in to provide stability for the bamboo.
Let me apologize in advance for my lack of photo skills.
Here we go:
So I removed as many pieces of wood from the soil as I could and mixed it with the rocks to create the first layer. I managed to plant both the bamboo and the java fern into this layer(having big hands sucks sometimes) and then capped it off with about an inch of black sand.
With that done I began my HC endeavor. Took a small amount from my main tank, got some tweezers and went to work.
So the planting is all done and hopefully this all works! Like stated above I want to dry start this bowl mainly to try and get the HC strong. I filled the bowl with water slightly by using an air tube as a siphon, unfortunately I filled it a little too high and the HC is submerged. I think I'll wait for our buddy evaporation to come do his job.
Thanks for looking guys! Thoughts or Criticism always welcome!