The sun on the edge of the pond
Another attempt to create a tiny, working aquarium in a large wineglass.
Quite like Femto #1, but with a different layout: More branches, less open space,
pebble on the ground
and a few other plants. This create a somewhat brighter appearance.
Read about the build
A large wineglass, 0,975 L
The lit is 1 mm thick, oval glass, to let some fresh air in
The groundcover is dark pebbles
branches are corkscrew hassle; Corylus avellana 'Contorta'
It is pretty much same lay-out as
Femto #1, but
with a few other plants, filled with more hassle branches and no linden bark. I
pinched a bag of fine castle-gravel at the church-yard, and picked out the
darker pebbles to fill the bottom. Again, the magnifying effect make it difficult to arrange the interior - unless you do it with
the water in.
I will not have fish in such a small aquarium, only two small
Yellow Fire Taiwanese shrimps to control the algae, and some sort of minute Copepod, which
came with the Marimo Algae. The Marimo turned out to be a bit too difficult to
control, and was eventually replaced with Java Moss.
The plants are from around the world, bought in pet-shops. It is really hard to find plants, small enough, especially as they look three times as
big, due to the glass' magnifying effect! The water is tap-water, containing some calcite.
The two Hassle branches are screwed together, and can be twisted to fit through the opening of the glass. In one side, a
two centimetre stone have some Aquarium Grass, attached.
I started squeezed some Marimo Algae in-between the branches, then, three months
later, I replaced it with Java Moss. A small Dwarf Anubias sits
on one branch. The bottom is filled with dark, round pebbles.
The expenses was keep to a minimum, as most was recycle. I spend €5 on the
light, shelf and background, €7 on the second hand wine glass, €1 on the lit, €3 on the
shrimps and additional €7 on the
2 shared new plants = €23.
After well over one year, the grass have covered most of the pebble, the Anubias
is thriving and the Java Moss have to be pruned every second month or so - from
the button. I still haven't changed the water.
The photos above to the right show the magnifying effect.
After one year.