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Adventures with my 15l baby biorb for plants and shrimp

aec34

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The time has come...
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Decided to decommission the biorb, and go terrarium. The plants were growing, esp the anubiases (pl?) but I’ve managed to get to technically four tanks so one needed to go.

Overall verdict: it’s totally possible to keep shrimp and plants - and in substrate - in a 15l biorb... but a cube you can get into more easily is far more fun and less frustrating. But never say never, I’ve still got all the biorb kit.
 

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But never say never, I’ve still got all the biorb kit.
I was right! Turns out the biorb is just the lightweight, one-plug bit of kit I needed to temporarily rehome all my epiphytes. I might need some snails or shrimps to help keep this clean, but hopefully it’ll do the job for a couple of months.

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I mean, it’s still a massive pain to do anything in it, but needs must and there’s something very pleasing about the overall shape.
 

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The biorb has been going as a terrarium for about 6 months now:
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I kind of miss the ease of an all-in-one tank with all the kit built in (or it would be all-in-one had I not broken the light) but the biorb does make a great terrarium as many said 🙂
 
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