| Making a working
0,975 L aquarium in a wineglass
As I got it the 4,3
L bowl to work, I looked for the next challenge: Femto! I saw a video online with a guy using the plastic-box from a Go-Pro camera:
but I failed to get my hands in one. Plan B became a large red wine glass. Read about the build under the photos.
A large wineglass; 0,975L
A transparent dish for
The background is common linden; Tilia x europaea
The lit is 1 mm thick, oval glass
sphagnum for the
branches are corkscrew hassle; Corylus avellana 'Contorta'
As this is my second aquarium this millennium, I already
had most I needed.
I found some real rough
linden bark at the local cemetery for
the back, along with some smaller corkscrew hassle branches. They have been laying there for quite some time, and the sap
has gone. I pinched a handful of sphagnum, for the Bladderwort. I use some of the larger black granite stones to attach the plants to,
and hold the sphagnum.
As it is a small
container, I will only have two small red Taiwanese shrimps to control the algae.
The plants are from around the world, bought in pet-shops. Besides from the
plants I already had, I added a Lesser Bladderwort and a Marimo ball, which I
intend to grow flat. Well, it turned out to thrive a bit too well, and it have
to go - kind off...
The lit is from a picture frame, made a bit oval, to let
some air in. The button is mainly gravel, which the Bladderwort really
appreciate, and it even start flowering with delicate pink flowers - above the
free some room on the button, the background has a screw, attaching it to the back with a
magnet, glued to the outside of the glass.
The bark have a pair of hassle branches screwed on. It actually only fill a
third of the glass, but due to the magnifying effect, it appears to fill the
entire back (see the two pictures to
Some sphagnum is attached to the Lesser Bladderwort by sewing thread. One branch have Java Moss
pressed behind, making it possible to remove it for pruning. The other branch had Marimo
Algae, but I try to get rite of it now.
The expenses was keep to a minimum, as most was recycle. I spend €5 on the
light, background and shelf, €7 on the Rosendahl wine glass, €1 on the lit, €3 on the 2 shrimps and additional €7 on the
2 new shared plants = €23. And while
I was at it, I made Femto #2
After well over a year, it have grown into something real nice - see
below. I still haven't changed the water, just added a bit from time to time. I
do have to remove some plant material every second month or so - from the
After one year. The water have
not been change so far....