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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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My first shrimp bowl

Here is my first attempt at a planted shrimp bowl that is currently cycling:


The bowl is a beverage dispenser and holds 1.5g after the stuff is in and the substrate is eco-complete. I covered the spigot hole with nylon mesh in case I use it during water changes. I have a "test tube slime" toy from the dollar store I emptied, filled with sand, and covered in marimo ball. I then topped it off with java fern. The other plants are crypt nevilli. I have a clip on lamp that I want to set up that uses a 60w bulb. I will be using an equivalent CFL 6500 bulb. I may try some carpeting plants but am not sure yet.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-29-2012, 03:49 AM
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That is a interesting bowl and stand.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-29-2012, 05:42 AM
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Looks neat. Kinda like those really old, elaborate tanks and stands they used to have
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Looks neat. Kinda like those really old, elaborate tanks and stands they used to have
That is the look I was going for, there are some really cool looking dispensers out there right now. I like the fact that the shape of the bowl will magnify the shrimpies somewhat also.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-30-2012, 09:13 AM
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That's a great looking stand!
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