Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Vancouver, Canada
An exercise in restraint : thinking about a shrimp bowl
I have come here to ask some questions to you who have started a bowl. I won't have any heating or filtration, only light and the heat that that will provide. My apartment stays at 22 celsius all year, maybe a bit warmer in the summer.
I have OCD when it comes to my aquariums. I vacuum gravel and sand everytime I change water. I clean glass like it is my job. I put gadgets on them and am constantly putting together and taking down aquariums and rearranging them.
Is it possible for me to have a perfect, lush no tech bowl with soil capped with sand? Can I manage to not fiddle with it and ruin it? Will I be happy with how it looks with no equipment? How is plant and shrimp health and how is the water quality?
Please help. I want one, but I'm not convinced I like the lifestyle.