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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-07-2016, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Shrimp bowl semi Walstad method.

Here is what I have set up. Got a 3 gallon bowl from Walmart. The reason I say (semi Walstad) is that I am using Fluval plant and shrimp statum.I love this stuff. It don't cloud the water when you move plants around. Any way, i cultivated all the plants in the bowl from 2 of my other established tanks, along with a moss ball.The light is just a random desk lamp with a 6500k bulb from Home depot. right after set up. I added 2 ramshorn snails. Water is from the established tanks. Don't know if its better than new water but its what I went with. After 24 hrs I did a test. No ammonia, no nitrite and a trace of nitrates. Added 2 cherry shrimp. They are doing good. picking at the plants. I will monitor the water daily. my 29 g is right by the bowl, so if there is a spike of any kind I can move the shrimp.
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Had a small elevation of nitrites yesterday. Did a small water change and all is well.
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Just a small update. Parameters are still good. Added 2 more cherry shrimp, brings the total to 4.
I can't get a good picture, but there is a small opening on the moss ball, and one of the shrimp
like to back in it and stick his head out.











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small update. so far so good. just been topping off the water.
Curious to see how far the plants will grow out of the bowl.

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