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Old 11-16-2005, 10:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I'm a novice at plants and this is my first "nano". It's really small; A 5" bowl with 2 species (Bacopa and Hydrocotyle ) collected locally. I think it has about 1 quart of water. I used water from my 55 gallon goldfish aquarium. The substarte is gravel with 1 Flourish tab broken into 2 pieces. The only animal is a 1/4" snail that hitched a ride on one of the plants. I'm lighting it with a desk lamp. The planting was a challenge because the opening in the top of this bowl is not much bigger than my hand. I guess a nano planting tool would be handy to have.
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Sorry I missed this until now! It's a cute little bowl -- any updates so far?
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The planting was a challenge because the opening in the top of this bowl is not much bigger than my hand. I guess a nano planting tool would be handy to have.
It's called a tweezer. The long type.

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The nano bowl is doing fine. One of the Hydrocotyles has grown 3/4" vertical and emerged from the water. The rest of the plants are not showing any signs of growth yet but still look heathy. The snail is doing great. It constantly cruises the glass and plants. He is producing quite a bit of waste for such a small creature. After 3 days the gravel had snail droppings all over it. I syphoned it off and added some more water.
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LOL, I've also found snails are quite the large waste producers. Are you feeding it?
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I went on thanksgiving holiday and when I got back I went down sick. This is this 1st time I've checked the forum. My bowl went unattended when I was gone and the plants are fine but the snail is no where to be found. I guess I lost him. The plants are doing OK. I cleaned up the water because it had some film on top. I do have 2 new Hydrocotyles that have popped up though the gravel. The Bacopa doesn't seem to be doing much.
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