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Old 02-11-2014, 06:34 PM   #1
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Gum Ball Fish bowl.

My girls wanted a new fish bowl. I had an old gum ball machine hanging around. A siliconed plexiglass bottom and a little led light on top and everyone's happy. I will post more pictures after we acquire our fish. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-11-2014, 06:51 PM   #2
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How do you filter and heat that? Not suitable for fish IMO.
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My girls wanted a new fish bowl. I had an old gum ball machine hanging around. A siliconed plexiglass bottom and a little led light on top and everyone's happy. I will post more pictures after we acquire our fish.
I wouldn't really put anything in it. It looks kinda small for even a betta. How much water does it hold?
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That's exactly what it's for a beta. No heat, no filter. That's why it's a called a bowl not a tank. I have 2 tanks on the go now. As for size it holds 20 cups of water. Not sure how many gallons that is maybe 1-2???
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That's exactly what it's for a beta. No heat, no filter. That's why it's a called a bowl not a tank. I have 2 tanks on the go now. As for size it holds 20 cups of water. Not sure how many gallons that is maybe 1-2???
20 cups is 1.25 gallons. Bettas are tropical fish and need heat too and without filtration you will need to change the water 2-3 times a week. You can make a nice shrimp tank with some small low light plants
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Bettas, just like any other fish, need heat and filtration.
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i would think that, the gum bowl aquarium would be great for a few snails and a group of red cherry shrimp.
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Regardless of what goes into this gumball machine, I think its an awesome little build. Very creative!
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While I understand that the bigger the tank the better and a heater and filter are preferred but I have kept them in bowls before without any problem. Weekly water changes are nothing new especially with a bowl. I was looking at A couple cloud minnows also. Not with the beta, instead of. The final decision will be my girls not mine.
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Regardless of what goes into this gumball machine, I think its an awesome little build. Very creative!
I definetly agree!
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