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Old 07-31-2012, 05:26 PM   #11 
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Alright, I cant find anywhere that says if they do or do not need a filter. What do you think Ghost Shrimp?

BTW, pics of my new micro up soon
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:47 PM   #12 
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All shrimp are sensitive to water quality. I think that if not overstocked and with regular water changes (with aged water) and a few stem/fast growing plants + moss, they'd be okay. RCS would probably fare better than ghosts.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:10 PM   #13 
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I set up this one for you guys...
The bowl I chose.. A 32 oz. "fish" bowl



Picking out the plants from the sorority full of tannins



The Selected Plants. Anacharis, hornwort, Eurasian milfoil, and Java Fern Babies



Piece of IAL



Sand from a mature tank



Slowly filling up the bowl



Dechlorinating the water



Putting the plants in




The Selected Stock 3 small Ramshorn Snails



Final Product :o) the IAL is under the sand

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Old 07-31-2012, 06:24 PM   #14 
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OMG so nice! Makes mine look like poop ;) I need more plants and maybe a snail or two.

Looks great!

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Old 07-31-2012, 08:23 PM   #15 
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I'll soon have two free half gallon cubes left! they can apparently be mounted to the wall. and if I can find a lighting solution I think I want to make some very cute little wall decorations with cherry shrimp :D

@ mo, you should totally fit a lamp on top of yours and use it as a lamp stand!
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:16 PM   #16 
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Mini duckweed pond!!
Just a joke, it happened when I was taking out the duckweed from my tanks.
But I did think it looked pretty good :O



Duckweed, salvinia
1/2 L water (not even)
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:05 PM   #17 
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I just love you guys.

I had a ton of snails arrive in the post today so I'm juggling interesting mollusks and therefore my microtank must wait til later. But I'm so on it!
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:23 PM   #18 
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I have some epty jars and vases... Chalange excepted....
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:56 AM   #19 
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Sorry for the terrible pics - Iphone, with the sun behind the tank..and a little cloudy after replanting today. But you get the idea.

The first two pics are the tank as I got it (minus spiky orange plant) and the first attempt at making something out of it. It's kind of evolving very slowly...

Container: Meet the .25 gallon 'Betta Arc', complete with funky flashing LED bubble in the floor and obligatory spiky plastic plant.



Of course, its former occupant died quickly, and thus the tank came to me. And yeah - IMO this is all it's good for..

Water Volume: I keep calling this a half gallon but it isn't -- it's closer to 0.25 G (is that a quart??) or about 1 L of water. Less, with the substrate.

Plant species: Dwarf baby tears, cryptocoryne, hygrilla, some tiny substrate creepers that hitched in on a ball of moss, riccia (in the very fail moss tree, wow that needs work..), bacopa, peacock moss and a very tiny java fern.

Substrate: Bottom layer is propagating sand mixed with organic soil activator, topped with river sand.

Lighting: Filtered/indirect sunlight, sometimes an LED clamp lamp.

Water Change Schedule: Oh um.. I top it up when necessary. Freshen the water maybe.. once a fortnight.

Decorations: Small pieces of goldvine, some rocks.

Age of Tank: A couple of months? It's been a bit neglected, though..

No occupants, but I'm putting a couple of baby ramshorns in to help keep algae down.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:19 AM   #20 
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LOL, Mo! I just looked at your pics again - and spotted that cute little betta staring at your hand, "So what do you think YOU'RE up to, eh?!"

And I found a wider-view pic of the betta bow, sorry - forgot to add it last post.
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