Re: NANFA-L-- articles for AC / Bottle tanks

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- articles for AC / Bottle tanks
Date: Wed Nov 17 2004 - 08:57:18 CST

seems like i remember jim g going on about his longterm success w/ 1 gallon
bottle tanks housing pygmy sunnies that were doing well for long periods of
time and without water changes.
that would be a good article in ac.
my bottle tanks ( experiments )... 1 gallon, 7 and 13 gallon have had
limited success. least killies in a heavily planted bottle seem to do ok... but not
always. :(
lately ive added small flag fish and they seem to be doing pretty good since
they eat algae and are active.
i light all my bottle tanks w/ artificial light or place them near windows (
out of direct sunlight tho ).
a variety of plants live in the bottles from java fern and moss to
anacharis, millfoil, hornwort, anubis and water lettuce.
ive tried pygmy and bluefin killies to minimal success. probably needed more
live food added.
something i dont like about the bottles tho is the awkwardness to peer into
them, the distortion. they do look pretty and interesting especially when
they are lush w/ plants.
any other experiences out there?

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: Fri Dec 31 2004 - 12:42:50 CST