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FEMTO AQUARIUM #3
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Landscape in a wine glass

  Another - half-hearted - attempt on aquascaping
It is intended to look like a beach in front of a forest. I can't explain the presence of the yellow shrimp though.... Well, I like them. Nymphs of the forest? And they should be able to control the algae. It have no background, and is a quite light composition for once, in the front, but gloomy in the deep forest.
Read more about the build under the photos .
C:  20-25
pH:  7,2-7,4
PPM:  210-220
S:  0,3-0,6
E/M2/s:  100-140
Litre:  0,93

THE ANIMALS


2 Neocaridina davidi, Yellow shrimps

THE PLANTS


Micranthemum tweediei, 'Monte Carlo
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Bacopa monnieri  Water Hyssop

Eleocharis pusilla,
Aquarium Grass
THE MATERIAL

A large wineglass


The branches are corkscrew hassle


Sphagnum to please the Bladderwort


The lit is 1 mm thick, oval glass


Beach sand - for the beach


A few pebbles to the beach

                                               THE THOUGHTS
I want this to look like a beach in front of a mixed forest. I realise I can't create the awesome aquascapes others do in 300 L tanks, but I give it a go anyway. I want the front to appears quite bright, and the almost white sand accomplish this. The "trees" are confine to the back, letting more light hit the "beach". The transition from the beach to the forest should be a wall of clay, but I use a branch.
                                                  THE
BUILD
The stick, laying flat in the middle, mimicking the wall to the soil under the forest, and the trees are attached to it.
The "trees" was dressed in Java Moss to mimic leaves, but it grow too fast - then it is winter in the forest: No leaves. The "forest floor" is covered in Monte Carlo, growing on sphagnum, while the "grass" is in the side - spreading around. A "bush" of Water Hyssop complete the botanic set-up.
To control algae and give some motion, I add two yellow Taiwanese shrimps shrimps.
Yet another cheep Femto aquarium: The Rosendahl wine glass; 7, the lit 1, twigs, pebble, sand and sphagnum the cemetery's dump-site, the shared light, background and shelf 5. The shrimps was 7. Most of the plants are from other aquariums, and I only spend 4, as they were shared with the Pico 2 aquarium as well. A total of 24.
It is thriving after well over a year, although the Grass have taken over the bag. The water does get milky from time to time, and I change it. The grass have to be weeded from the sand, which it also love.


After one year. The water have been changed several times, as it get "milky".

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