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Decided to go bigger. Picked this up at Homegoods for $16. I'm currently looking for a nice piece of wood to go in it, maybe a root/trunk thing? I'd also like to do some nice emergent plants. Anyone have any recommendations for neat emergents?



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Just out of curiosity... because I would hate to see that bowl break... but how thick is that glass? Will it be able to hold 2-3 gallons of water? I would test it first in a bath tub for a week to be safe... but that's me...
 

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Good looking bowl!


Just out of curiosity... because I would hate to see that bowl break... but how thick is that glass? Will it be able to hold 2-3 gallons of water? I would test it first in a bath tub for a week to be safe... but that's me...
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Heh, I had the same thing--only to good affect. I worried the tiny piece of wood I had would be lost in the bowl, but with the way the bowl shape magnifies things, it's perfect. Rule of thumb, anything you put in a rounded vessel should be at least 30% smaller than you expect it should be.

The other issue, of course, is that anything along the outside edge is invisible unless you get just the right viewing angle. I'm planning on digging thru my storage boxes tonight for a nice sturdy lazy susan to put my shrimp bowl on so I can safely rotate it to get better views.
 

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Heh, I had the same thing--only to good affect. I worried the tiny piece of wood I had would be lost in the bowl, but with the way the bowl shape magnifies things, it's perfect. Rule of thumb, anything you put in a rounded vessel should be at least 30% smaller than you expect it should be.

The other issue, of course, is that anything along the outside edge is invisible unless you get just the right viewing angle. I'm planning on digging thru my storage boxes tonight for a nice sturdy lazy susan to put my shrimp bowl on so I can safely rotate it to get better views.
Yeah the outside edge kinda ruined the look I was going for. Next time I'll build it higher and use smaller wood/rocks.
 
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