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  1. Planted Nano Tanks
    I started this way back in mid October (2016) with a dollar store potting soil base and HC "Cuba" on a dry start. I originally had photos all through the build, but unfortunately my SD card died. A commonly cited problem with fish bowls is the limited surface area, but a half-filled sphere...
  2. Tank Journals
    Hi all, I recently set up a new 2.8(ish?) gallon bowl that will eventually make it to my office desk. I'll try to keep track of its progress and post some pics as it goes. I've been itching for some sort of tank at work that can avoid cubicle madness. Boss basically doesn't like wasted energy...
  3. Planted Nano Tanks
    I bought a large straight sided vase at Marshall's recently to experiment with dirt. This dirt may be a risk because it is the local farmer's compost product which includes cow manure. However, it's been sitting in a pile next to my driveway for at least a year and a half so the rain and...
  4. Planted Nano Tanks
    So I currently have an Aqueon siphon thats good for "15-55" gallons.. its very bulking in my 10 gallon. I also have some excess airline siphon hose tubing (forgot its the wider stuff x.x) I've used for the no-tecs and 3 gallon but have a hard time not sucking up plants or substrate. Since I...
  5. Fish
    I have a number of large planted vases that are more than big enough to house a betta, however (despite loving them) I've been hesitating buying one because the water temp hangs about 72. The room temp is about 65 and stays about there till approx May when the sun comes back to Illinois. My dad...
  6. Tank Journals
    Hey y'all. I wanted to start a topic for the jar I'm making, as an excuse to force myself to take pictures of it and document it's progress. Heavily inspired by Newman's Shrimp Bowl. Equipment: Jar: Anchor Hocking 1 Gallon Glass Jar Low substrate: 1~ inch of API First Layer Pure Laterite Mid...
  7. Low Tech Forum
    Hey everyone, I'm fairly new to all of this stuff. So far I've managed to put together 4 different Walstad-method bowls for bettas, snails and ghost shrimp. I've recently started experimenting with threading java moss to stones, wood, etc. Basically, I'm graduating college next week and...
  8. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hello! This is my first post after a few weeks of lurking :D These "tanks" are basically experiments where I wanted to see what I could achieve on essentially no budget. I've only been in the fish keeping game about 7 months, gradually building up from an unplanted betta cube to planted nano...
  9. Planted Nano Tanks
    Today was the first day I used my tom's aquatic vacuum on my now fully planted 2.25 gallon vase. It didn't work well. Didn't get a lot of debris up and I accidentally got the little sock outside the bowl once and got water on the table. The batteries, which are pretty new, may have needed to...
  10. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hello everyone :) I thought I would show off a pico aquarium I set up two weeks ago. Aquarium: an 8 oz glass. The 'lid' is saran wrap (not pictured) that I keep loose to allow for some air exchange. This helps slow down evaporation and prevent escapes. Substrate: white decorative sand. Light...
  11. Planted Nano Tanks
    A little while back I posted just a couple of pictures of my Newman inspired shrimp bowl within another thread, but I've had access to a VERY nice camera, and I've also had a good bit of growth, including the genesis of many young shrimp, so I thought I'd throw up some photos and start my own...
  12. Planted Nano Tanks
    So after seeing the planted shrimp bowls on here, I decided I had to try my hand at one. I'll put up some pics once I get home, but so far its got some hair grass, anubias nana, a couple experimental stalks of anacharis, and some plant called teleflora or teliflora. Not able to find any info on...
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