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Old 07-07-2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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Fish bowl use

I wasn't sure where to put this thread, but i have some old fish bowls sitting around, and I was wondering what could I do with them? I feel like I could do something interesting and don't want them to just go to waste. Give me some ideas/advice!
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:54 PM   #2
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Shrimp tanks? Terrariums? Grow out plants?
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:01 PM   #3
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Shrimp tanks? Terrariums? Grow out plants?
Would a shrimp tank work? Any coldwater fish i could put in there?
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:25 PM   #4
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Would a shrimp tank work? Any coldwater fish i could put in there?
I imagine if you used a bubbler to keep things moving it would, and probably not without a filter of some sort.
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No, not in a bowl. Add a little heater, a little light, and some plants, and you could have a nice shrimp bowl.
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Depends how big the bowls are.
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Depends how big the bowls are.
I think 1 is 1g and the other is 1/2g
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The 1g would probably be good for a few shrimp but I'd be hesitant to use to 1/2g. It would make a nice mini terrarium IMO.
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The 1g would probably be good for a few shrimp but I'd be hesitant to use to 1/2g. It would make a nice mini terrarium IMO.
Hmm ok. Why not that size? Would it work if i put a filter on it? It has a flat back, so i can.
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IMO its just too small and it would be hard to keep the water conditions stable. I mean you could definitely try but it wouldn't be able to house much.
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IMO its just too small and it would be hard to keep the water conditions stable. I mean you could definitely try but it wouldn't be able to house much.
Hmm ok. Thats very true. Would it help to put live plants in it? Or is it just definitely too small?
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Live plants always help! Look into walstad bowls.
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Live plants always help! Look into walstad bowls.
Haha gotcha. I just want to put it to use and get something that moves . I figure if i could breed/raise shrimp in it, it wouldn't go to waste!
So do you think i could do it if I had a small filter, heater, and live plants?
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Live plants always help! Look into walstad bowls.
Wow! Just checked that out! Looks pretty intense to me, but effective!
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