Naturally planted bowls and aquariums are part
of a natural methodology for keeping aquatic life in a relatively
Traditional filter systems
Do very well at oxygenating the water through water movement
and remove ammonia which would normally build up and kill
the aquarium’s occupants, But, the same water movement
that oxygenates the water also removes CO2 from the water
which is essential for plant growth. Plus most filters do
nothing for other toxins that will slowly build up in the
tank such as nitrite and nitrate. These poisons are usually
best removed (or at least reduced) by frequent water changes.
Larger tanks of mixed communities
Larger tanks with mixed communities
in close proximity can many times cause stress to fish
other creatures even if they appear to cohabitate well.
This can lead to ailments and higher mortality rates.
- When ever new additions are added to community tanks
there is always the
chance of diseases being added to the system.
Live planted communities
- achieve natural oxygenation and water conditioning through
plants, snails and a common sand bottom.
- Plants naturally convert CO2 to breathable oxygen
Plants consume ammonia and harbor the needed bacteria
that consume nitrate and nitrite, and while aquariums
also have problems with
excess phosphate that filters can't remove, plants can,
and do, remove substantial amounts of phosphate from the
- While plants don’t remove animal wastes like
plastic mechanical filters supposedly do they can convert
much of this waste to plant food.
- Common snails called trumpet and ramshorn snails can
also aid in this processes by eating waste and uneaten
food on the bottom helping to break down the particles
faster for plant use.
- Its beautiful, We believe there are
very few things more attractive then an aquarium. And
while relatively small, their size makes for more convenient
care and placement within the home .
- Its Educational – Are you interested
in seeing the oxygen, nitrogen, life cycle of plants in
action. Its in a live planted tank. Betta nest building,
Its there. Crayfish capturing prey or molting. Snail reproduction
and feeding, there is more to snails then you may think.
Fresh water shrimp, we have raised several generations
of shrimp within a single bowl.
- Its Healthy – For many animals
a more confined living space is actually healthier then
the larger setups. The stress of potential predators is
completely removed and since a bowl allows for closer
proximity for pets , they will grow accustom to their
owners much quicker. And for the owner, the stress reducing
effects of aquariums are well documented and fully realized.
You can even grow spider plants in a fish bowl which are
known for their air purifying properties.