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FEMTO AQUARIUM # 8
- put a volcano on your desk

                     The flooded lava field
This rather dark setup is an attempt to create something resembling a flooded lava field. Only a few pioneer plants, plenty of lava. Like the plants, shrimps are among the first to move in.
Red more under the photos .
C:   20-25
pH:   6,5-7
dKH:   12-18
S:   0,5-0,9
E/M2/s:   90-120
Litre:   0,78

THE ANIMALS


Just to make it difficult: Two Black Coco Neocaridina davidi

THE PLANTS

Taxiphyllum barbieri, Java Moss


Micranthemum tweediei, 'Monte Carlo
'


Eleocharis pusilla
, Aquarium grass


Bucephalandra spp. 'Red'

THE MATERIAL

A large cognac glass


A few magnets to hold the lava


A lit in glass


A bit of lava, cut into shape


Silicone to glue the rocks and metal-nut together

                                               THE THOUGHTS
I just can't resist building something with lava. It is rock, but easy to cut into shape, and the plants love it - I hope. The back is covered in a thin layer, and the middle dominated by a few "boulders", while the button is covered in gravel.
                                                   THE BUILD
I cut the lava into shape, and glue it together with silicone. I drill a few holes, and tie the plants on. It is supposed to appear rather barren. The grass and Monte Carlo is tied to some stones.
The second-hand glass was 0,66, the plants cuttings from other aquariums, shared background, light and shelf 5 and the lava a gift from a friend. Two shrimps for 5, and the magnets 2. A total of less than 13.

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