Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Very far away from you!
YOUR Ecosphere opinion!
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Okay... so I've been meaning to do it for a while, but yesterday I finally set up my own homemade Ecosphere. It's quite pretty ^_^
I bought a 10$ big glass jar from Walmart, along with some pretty gravel/pebbles that coat the bottom about 1/2 inch deep. The jar is 2-3 gallons. I also scattered around some larger glass marbles along the bottom with the little pea-sized gravel. There is a jar in the middle with large glass pebbles and a loooong sprig of Anacharis in the middle. On top there is a very large bunch of water sprite that's floating. It has provided noms for the single ghost shrimp.
So for you Pokemon fans.... In my betta tank the shrimps were named Ash, Misty, and Brock. I decided to put Brock in the sphere with the new Nerite snail named.... * drumroll *..... NURSE JOY
I'm going to add a hiding place because Brock has been rummaging through the sprite, hanging out there... he apparently likes it but I really want him to feel secure and give him something to molt in.
The reason I made the Ecosphere is because I'm showing how it works in my science fair project...also a plot to get another pet (hehe)
So anyway... I'm going to go research some more stuff on algae right now xD
Opinions? I've heard plenty of people say that Ecospheres are "cruel" and "mean"... but after all, the plants provide oxygen, they break down the waste, the snail noms up extra algae and dead plant matter, and the shrimp is merely something pretty that dos a bit of cleanup, too.
WHY would it be cruel? It's just as mean as putting our shrimp into a little aquarium. They get everything they need in there :3
7 bettas, 2 goldfish, 50+ (accidental) snails, 2 parakeets, 1 dog, 2 cats
Rest in peace Butch, greatest dog ever, Omelette the Veiltail, and Chipita the Veiltail