jeri's cherry bowl

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    jerilovesfrogsFishlore VIPMember

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    just wanted to share my 1.75g 'brandy sniffer' cherry shrimp bowl! is has miracle grow organic choice garden soil, capped with gravel. it has a desk light...but also gets good southern light most of the day...so i'm not sure how much i'll need the light.

    flora: bunch of dwarf sag, i stole from my, now torn down, 10g. java moss on driftwood, and duckweed, frogbit floaters. might put najas in while the plants are getting well rooted.

    fauna: 7 red cherry shrimp
     

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    cool little bowl!! great use for one. I had actually been thinking about doing that with one of those.
     
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    yeah it's very zen. i recommend it! and it's beside my bed...so i get to watch the little shrimpers fly all around and be cute. :;a2
     
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    That is SOO cool! I love it! I'm gonna try it... look what you've done!
     
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    Love it!!!

    I want one now too! lol Very nice work!
     
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    hehe, i hope to inspire! it's a good size....not *too* small to work with. a gallon is probably the smallest i'd go. the bowl was about $11 at petsmart. so not a bad deal.
     
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    Looks good Jeri.

    Seems to be missing a cichlid or two,
    But I will let it slide this time around.




    Brian
     
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    That is gorgeous! I love the little floating plants on top
     
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    thanks b and emerald rose. hahaha cichlids. yeah, maybe you should create a micro cichlid eh?
     
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    So pretty! Must be relaxing to watch the shrimp move around.
     
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    That is really cool. does it hold 1.75 gallons of water with everything in it or empty?
     
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    empty. so you can see why it's even harder to work with a 1/2 gallon bowl.
     
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    If I remember correctly arent all tanks rated for gallons empty?
     
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    I got one of them sitting under my sink maybe i should bust it out and use it for the same purpose. They dont need a filter or heater?

    Some black sand and some cheap ghosties lol
     
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    snore: in a natural planted tank (or bowl), the use of plants, in soil, are the filters. you should plant the bowl rather heavily right from the start, and use floating plants, especially frogbit, to help bring o2 to the bowl.

    heater wise....in a tank/bowl this small, the heat from any lighting, plus room temperature will be enough to heat the bowl to a decent temperature...since it's such a small volume of water. but you could use a heating pad if you needed to. i can't with this bowl, because it is footed, so i doubt it would help very much.

    just be sure to use some kind of soil (like miracle grow organic choice garden soil), capped with something....your black sand should work. ideally you want about 1.5 inches of both.

    go for it!
     
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    Neat idea!!!!!!!
     
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    thank you lorabell it'll be fun to see if the shrimp breed in there
     
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    maybe you can add a small betta
     
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    you know I happened to go to petsmart as I was just driving by.....lol ok well I was driving by the location and I DID need to pickup some pellets for my bottom feeders so in I went.

    They had one sitting there and it took all I had not to walk out with it lol I really like the idea of that as an NPT shrimp tank! The more I looked the more I liked it and the more I wanted to do it, why do I have the feeling that I will be back there tonight to get it.,..
     
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    Haha, I reeeeallllly want to do this to! I know exactly where it would! A centre piece on my antique coffee table! As long as I keep the curtains open partially, it should get enough sunlight. If need be I'll move it under a light.
     
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