Aquascape; Lake Malawi
Why should a aquascape aquarium not be an
underwater motive? I try to recreate the famous African lake in a cognac
glass, although I will NOT have cichlids in these waters.
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Round sand- and granite pebbles
Some magnets to get the back fixed
Beach sand for the button
A large cognac glass; 0,78 L
A glass disc to hinder evaporation
While most aquascape setups tend to be landscapes, I thought; Why not make a
underwater scenery? And Lake Malawi is quite familiar - among cichlid
enthusiasts. The lake is not really famous for its plants, and I only use a few.
Plenty of light finish the scenery along with a few shrimps, keeping the glass
As I want a bit more boulders, than the floor give room for, I make the
classic wall too. I cheats a bit, and glue the pebbles together with silicone.
The inner of the glass is covered in some film, while I build the wall. It is
removed, and more silicone is added on the back. The wall is made in two
sections, to fit through the small opening. Two small magnets are glued on the
back of each section, and two other sit on the outside of the glass. At first, I
let the entire back be covered in pebble, but due to the curving of the glass,
most of the interior turned into shadow.
The few plants are squeezed into the holes between the
rocks along with some sphagnum. Some fine sand finish-up the interior.
Real cheap; the silicone was €3, the glass €1, magnets €3, the shared light,
shelf and background €5. The plant and shrimps offsets from others. A total of
After some months, the sealing on the road was changed, and the vibrations
caused the glass to fall to the ground. Besides from that fatal error, it