Bowl??? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-29-2014, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Neatfish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: TX
Posts: 2,025
Bowl???

What equipment will I need to setup a bowl like this?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	bowl.jpg
Views:	191
Size:	86.1 KB
ID:	385169  



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Neatfish is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-30-2014, 06:26 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
Kehy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Sumner, WA
Posts: 1,496
1) a very large bowl if you want all those fish. I flat out don't recommend fish at all in a bowl that's less than 2.5 gallons, and only a betta or heterandria formosa at that. No danios at all, and stick to only one species of fish, if that. Shrimp are your best option, and would handle the close quarters the best.

2) Substrate seems to be Aquasoil (powdertype?), with a co2 diffuser in the back behind the plants. Also using a fairly strong light, personally I'd go with a desk lamp with a 6700k bulb. Desk lamps get you plenty of light with many different styles and looks for a reasonable price. I got my favorite one for $1 at a thrift store, and added $1 of paint. Good as new.

3) Plants...hard to tell. I think it's:
(from back) Jungle Val, Rotala (?), Moss of some sort, Anubias nana petite, water wisteria (?), unknown red plant, Buce of some sort, and dwarf hairgrass in front.
Kehy is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-30-2014, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Neatfish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: TX
Posts: 2,025
If I do setup a bowl it's only going to be for shrimp. That bowl looks pretty big not sure where they found that from. That's probably the only nice looking bowl I've seen too bad I don't know what equipment they have.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Neatfish is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-30-2014, 10:54 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
Kehy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Sumner, WA
Posts: 1,496
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neatfish View Post
If I do setup a bowl it's only going to be for shrimp. That bowl looks pretty big not sure where they found that from. That's probably the only nice looking bowl I've seen too bad I don't know what equipment they have.
You can get some fairly nice looking bowls at craft stores. I recommend waiting for sales and discounts. Also check the bowls before you buy for thickness of glass (you want it thick), flaws, cracks, chips...All could be fatal.

As far as specific equipment, as I said, Aquasoil powder (Amazonia probably), a co2 system (please also use a drop checker), and a light source. It doesn't need to be rocket science. Bowls are a ton of fun and can get rather addicting. Check out this thread for more bowl inspiration that doesn't require much by way of equipment.

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=363465
Kehy is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-30-2014, 11:24 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
AquaAurora's Avatar
 
PTrader: (36/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: south eastern PA
Posts: 5,571
They probably got this jumbo bubble bowl (roughly 10g)
[Ebay Link Removed]
I really want one but i have too many tanks to maintain already + have another on the way to setup >.>'' I have bad MTS... And too many ideas I want to try (and not break down current scapes to do them.

Edit: oh yeh forget ebay links aren't allowed, look up "jumbo bubble bowl" on that site

Due to photobuckets new bs cost for use of images on forums I have deleted all photobucket accounts. I apologize if you enjoyed or found my photos helpful.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
AquaAurora is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-31-2014, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Neatfish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: TX
Posts: 2,025
Guess I could always try to make my empty picotope look like that.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Neatfish is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-12-2014, 07:12 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Izzy-'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: California
Posts: 339
I need me a bowl, although ill only stock with plants
Izzy- is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-12-2014, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Neatfish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: TX
Posts: 2,025
You could keep shrimp in it.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Neatfish is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-12-2014, 09:57 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
Kehy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Sumner, WA
Posts: 1,496
Shrimp and snails are pretty standard fare for bowls. A fish other than bettas that I think would be fine in a decent sized bowl are heterandria formosa. A US native that's hardy as heck, and also happens to be the world's smallest livebearer. You could probably do 3 males in a gallon, (some places say 10 to a gallon), but make sure the bowl is well planted.

I was raising a lone male in a half-full 1 gallon bowl on accident, and frankly, I could never see the lil guy. Hence the accident bit...sorry boy. He never got water changes or fed, but still did alright.
Kehy is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome