My betta is a total goof. Loves to flare at me, get fed, and lay in the plants but I feel bad. He's one of those cheap Petsmart ones, which is fine, but he wasn't well-bred, is my guess. He has diamond eye, so he's mostly blind in one eye because his scales are covering it. He also has a tumor/cyst on his side that's grown. It's not bothering him and there's nothing I can do about it, but still feel bad.sounds great. I wonder why the rasboras like the ten gallon so much. Maybe they just like having more space. I dunno. Your betta sounds really funny.
The cycle probably is probably okay but I'll give it a few days and test it, just to see. And there probably isn't enough for nano fish, unless it were only like 4-5 tiny boys. There was technically more room the first time I had the bowl done because there was a large gap in the center of the wood piece. I've packed it full of plants though (it was tough keeping that area clean before) so the only "swimming room" is around the center, not through it. Given the rasboras are hiding in the plants in my 10 gallon, they wouldn't work in here. Which is fine. I'm more than happy to get a bunch of neocardia instead.You know what, I don’t even want to look at the bowl. You make me jealous all the time . The bowl looks amazing. I don’t think the bowl is big enough for nano fish. Shrimp can be super cool too. I don’t really think the cycle was interrupted btw.
Yeah, I've heard. Some people don't like that but I don't really care. Shrimp are cute. The shrimp from my sister's tank (now my 15 gallon tall tank) were a group of red cherry shrimp and orange sunburst shrimp. She's got a fun mixture of shrimp in there now. Dark red, red and transparent with stripes, orange, orange and transparent with stripes, etc. I might just do 2 types of colors. Maybe blue rili and carbon rili, or blue rili and blue diamond, or blue rili and dream blue velvet. That way it's just two different blue types?Just a heads up, if you have more than one kind of shrimp in one tank, their kids will look kinda weird. Not in a body shape weird, but a color weird. I have a tank with red cherry shrimp and, I think they're blue dream shrimp, and sometimes I see brown/transparent shrimp swimming around.
I use a tube brush, but the most effective way is first use an algae scraper then use the tube brush, and you've done completely. Both tools from hygger aquarium cleaner tool kit I used to remove algae last time.Bladder snails are super hardy. I find the best way to remove their eggs, is using an toothbrush
It’s not on the bowl itself, it’s on leaves of the plants. I was mainly just using my hands and the turkey baster to remove them. But I’ll try a toothbrush or a tube brush since I don’t think an algae scraper will work given how small the bowl is and then being on the plantsI use a tube brush, but the most effective way is first use an algae scraper then use the tube brush, and you've done completely. Both tools from hygger aquarium cleaner tool kit I used to remove algae last time.
They're the ones who shipped the rasboras, so not long at all. few days I think. Based off my posts here, the rasboras came in about 2-3 days.How long does it take aqua huna to ship them?
Debating still between the Blue Rili and getting a multicolored pack. I read reviews on the multicolored pack and people mentioned they've got over 100 now still multicolored and no brown ones and while there's still a chance of that happening, they might look nicer in the bowl than just the blue rili shrimp which are blue and clear in the center.you can probably order the shrimp in a few days then. Which ones did you decide on, if you've decided yet?
Sounds excitingwelp, did the water test today and 0.25 ammonia (my tap has this so probably a false reading), 0 nitrite, 5-10 nitrate. so I guess I'm ordering a multi-pack of shrimp
I have not painted it, though still debating. I don't think the shrimp will mind either way (painted or not) so I may just leave it as it is. I am wondering about other things though.The bowl looks so cool. Did you paint the back black? I like rams horn snails more as well. They just look so much better.
I have one bowl. The betta has his own 5-gallon square tank. I’ll post pics of his below.Wait. So, do you have two bowls or is your betta in this bowl?
The betta is by himself in a square tank with some ramshorns that hitchhiked on some plants. My tanks all have 0.25ppm ammonia that is a false reading because of my tap’s 0.25 ammonia. The light for the bowl come on at 10am and are turned off at about 5pm but it’s in my room which has its lights on until about 10:30pm. And I probably won’t paint it given there will just be shrimp in it for now.Besides betta, do you have other aquatic pets in your 5-gallon tank? If your tank's ammonia under a concentration of 0.01-0.02ppm, that's safe for your betta. If not, a second bowl is a good choice for it.
And you can set the lighting time to boost your dwarf hair grass's new leaves, take more info from the article about lighting for plants growth.
By the way, keep the bowl as it is without paint, it's a cool ecosystem now.
It's just a light I got off amazon that plugs into a USB port. Both it and my sponge filter are connected to my computer (though I should find a way to keep the sponge running at night but haven't yet).Just found this thread and just got caught up. I may have missed it but what kind of light are you using?
I have a 3 gallon acrylic bowl that's sitting empty and now . . . .
Thanks! The tumor wasn't even there when I got him then steadily got bigger and not its.... deflated? Idk, but it doesn't bug him. Can't really do anything about it. I've got more concerns with his eyesight because of his scales covering it. I figure if I start seeing bigger issues I'll get him a bowl and do a simple scape in it so he's not bumping into corners or getting stuck anywhere. He's happy where he is right now though.Oh, that makes sense now. He looks so cool even though he has the tumor. I don't know how you can aquascape such cool tanks.
oh trust me, my wallet does not approve, but I enjoy it. the biggest cost is the hardscape and the plants given a bag of stone is about $30 and so is one large spiderwood or one large mopani piece from Petmsart/Petco. Shipping stuff is even more expensive because shipping heavy items is costly. Idk how costly things are in Canada but I find I spend the most on plants, I think.Sounds cool. I kinda like redoing tanks as well, but since I don't have a job yet, I'm not sure if my wallet would appreciate me redoing tanks all the time.
This may do the trick. It's got enough power to actually have multiple USBs plugged in at once. A lot have extra ports but will only power/charge 1 thing at a time:It's just a light I got off amazon that plugs into a USB port. Both it and my sponge filter are connected to my computer (though I should find a way to keep the sponge running at night but haven't yet).
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Yes. She won't really mess with this one (they should be fine) other than seeing if the dwarf water lettuce needs to be moved to another tank. All other tanks she's going to top up with dechlorinated water on Friday or Saturday next week and add liquid fertilizer. She'll be feeding the fish (which she's done before) but mostly taking care of my dog. Told her to text me or message me online if anything changes or fish start acting weird/dying. Should be fine though. I did water changes on the dirtier tanks today and topped up the others. Shrimp in the bowl are cleaning away so should be fine.They look so cool. Is your sister looking after your tanks while you’re gone?
They're very small too, even the females, so I think they're young, not older. I'm assuming either a molting issue or the shrimp just wasn't healthy.Maybe the shrimp was dying of old age. I’m not sure if that could be the case tho, since you bought it from a store
I had almost 30 adult shrimp, and tons of fry a few months ago. Now I have 4 left. Water chemistry was fine, they had food. I did tons of 10% water changes, everything. Nothing worked.So, mid house-sitting update. I’m not home until Sunday so my sister is caring for all the tanks and this bowl. She informed me today that one of the shrimp has passed. He was upside down moving his legs a little and jerking a little. I had my sister remove him right away once he passed (which he did within 15 minutes of the video she sent me of the behavior) and do a water test. Surprisingly, ammonia and nitrite were 0. Nothing is wrong with the tank. I thought maybe they ran out of stuff to eat and sis put 1/4 of an algae wafer in for them that she will remove if it’s uneaten. No water change was done because the levels were fine. I suspect just a bad shrimp though I can’t be sure, especially since there’s nothing going wrong with the tank. Plants are thriving and the other shrimp are fine and molting.