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animals and plants to put into a large closed ecosystem? bottle biology, must be both aquatic and terrestrial?

Question by Chris B: animals and plants to put into a large closed ecosystem? bottle biology, must be both aquatic and terrestrial?
it would be made up of 10 2Litre coke bottles and maybe a couple of the old mason jars if i can get them. bottles will be connected by pvc pipe to allow animals to go between sections.
must have both aquatic and terrestrial
must have both plants and animals living in each section

current ideas:
Aquatic
use 60% as aquatic
using elodea for oxygen production
using whatever small animals come in the water from the pond as well as to get bacteria?
guppies or maybe a goldfish to create waste for nutrients for plants? (what plants should i use?)
possibly cheat the animal for both sections using small frogs from the pond?
maybe triops or shrimp
snails to eat algae

Terrestrial
what plants should I use?
types of insects?

suggestions?
thanks

Best answer:

Answer by DrDontheTermiteGuy
Stick with simple plants. Add some compost for bacteria and fungi. Set it all up with the lids off for a week or more. Use what stays/arrives. It will probably not gain stability, so don’t fret if it cycles out of control and crashes.

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Why did my scholastic triops kit hatches into sea monkeys?

Question by rascaremo: Why did my scholastic triops kit hatches into sea monkeys?
please answer fast because i am really upset, i hate sea monkeys!i only want triops and is it am wrong or im right they loook like sea monkeys and have no shields like triops.
they are 4 days oldand im upset i hate sea monkeys they have no shield and looks scary and i swear i bought a sholastic triops kit.
well the picture of urs have a split tale like a triops but mine doesnt
heather is that triops that look like sea monkeys/brine shrimps urs
thhnx heather so is my triops gunna grow a shield like the normal triops and when is the shield gunna grow
can u show me pictures of how it looks like when its 10 days or grown please thnx alot for answer and you help alot thnx
Miss nature ty for answer you answer almost all my triops answer

Best answer:

Answer by Heather
How old are they? For about a week or two, they’ll look like brine shrimp, but they’ll grow out of it quickly.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3036/2398983830_6fac08ae98.jpg

This is a picture of a 3 day old confirmed triop. Notice how he looks a LOT like a brine shrimp.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2390/2422564273_faf7820530.jpg

Here is another picture of a triop at 6 days old. They start having an obviously forked tail around 8 days old, and their shell develops around days 10-12. Remember that they use oxygen to metabolize and grow, so if you have access to an airstone, you should put it in their tank. The less oxygen in the water, the slower they grow.

If you keep the water clean, feed them often and keep the temperature steady, they should start looking like real triopes around day 10. You should change the water in their tank/jar/container with distilled or dechlorinated water when it starts looking dirty and keep them at a steady 75 degrees Fahrenheit and they’ll quickly keep doubling in size. They’ll reach 3/4 to an inch in length around two weeks, depending on how warm you keep the water. When they reach near full size (one to one and a half months) you should get them a bigger place to stay – 1 gallon per surviving triope.

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What fish are ok to put into a tank with triops?

Question by cow_crisis: What fish are ok to put into a tank with triops?
I know not aggressive fish but what kind of fish?

Best answer:

Answer by Harper
I don’t recommend any with triops. What won’t attack the triops will be killed by them.

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Is it bad if my triops after swimming into the wall?

Question by Stealthed: Is it bad if my triops after swimming into the wall?
My triops have just hatched, and i have been checking on them every hour, and they just seem to be swimming into the wall, every so often they might swim around somewhere else, but its usually just swimming into the wall, so im a bit concerned, is this bad?

Best answer:

Answer by Anti-Bumba
Yes it is really bad, you know it, and the whole world has to answer right now and tell you once again . it’s bad.

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