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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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My other vice..the shrimp bowl

I got into this from another forum where one of the members bought a bowl, scaped it and threw in some shrimp. Well I had to take my crack at it and here it is..

It's a 3 gallon bowl from Michaels craft store. The substrate is a 1" layer of Eco Complete. Somewhere in there is a little wood stump. Initially I had a few plantings then added a couple more but in the spirit of let things run their course I would toss clippings in there. It sits by a window, gets four hours of an 8W CFL bulb and I top off the water when the level drops an inch, so about every week. Well.. this is the result.

This was on 7/11





This was taken tonight.. you can see something is going right.




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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 10:07 PM
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Im sorry, when I heard shrimp bowl I started salivating.
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LOL so do my bettas. This bowl exists primarily because Dante and Polo were chasing the shrimp right out of their tanks so I needed to do something. I ran across the thread where the guy made a shrimp bowl and that was where this came from.

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wheres the shrimp?

Got my boy Ceviche<3
and a plant named Frank
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nothin better than a bowl packed right. kudos!
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wheres the shrimp?
Oh they are in there swimming around, foraging constantly. The bowl is bigger than it looks in the pic.

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oh xD i couldn't find the shrimp in the picture, xD with all those plants o_O

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Amazing!!!

Stefon:Chocolate
T-pain:Black mystery snail
Gary:Blue mystery snail
No Name Yet:Albino Cory Cat
Yeah 3x:Ghost shrimp
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Shhhh, put that away, I want them to breed so I can eventually have one of these.

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