Periodic care – Basically there are two
forms of periodic care that need to take place in your Globe
or Vase. Partial water changes and feeding .
The amount of water changes needed depends heavily on the
type of fish or invertebrate you have. For example a betta
should have their water partially changed about once a week,
even if you have plants. Ghost shrimp can go months without
a water change in a heavily planted globe.
Feeding while simple is probably the least understood type
of care among novice and maybe even some experienced aquarium
keepers. Many pet shops attribute 90% of fish and invertebrate
deaths due to over feeding. Its not that the animals eat
too much but uneaten food settles on the bottom and spoils,
causing the ammonia levels to soar thus poisoning and killing
So here is a general guide line. Give your fish only what
they can completely eat in 30 seconds to a minute. If food
is making to the bottom, your putting too much in. If you
don’t believe they are getting enough, repeat the
process after 2 hours.