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FEMTO AQUARIUM #1
- the life in a glass, less than 1L

 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: Link, but I failed to get my hands in one. Plan B became a large red wine glass. Read about the build under the photos.
C:  20-25
pH:  7,2-7,4
PPM:  190-200
S:  0,3-0,6
E/M2/s:  90-120
Litre:  0,93

THE ANIMALS


3 Neocaridina davidi, Pale Red

THE PLANTS


Utricularia graminifolia, Bladderwort

 


Bacopa monnieri, Water Hyssop


Taxiphyllum barbieri, Java Moss
THE MATERIAL

A large wineglass; 0,975L


A transparent dish for sphagnum


The background is common linden; Tilia x europaea


The lit is 1 mm thick, oval glass


The sphagnum for the
Bladderwort


The branches are corkscrew hassle; Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

                          THE THOUGHTS
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 surface.
                             
THE BUILD
To 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 the right).
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 shared 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 as well.
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 button.


After one year. The water have not been change so far....

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