Not really a land- or aquascape, but close
This time, I try to use rocks, more specific red limestone. I cut them in thin
slices, glue them together and hope for the best.... I am not planning to have
any animals in it - except a pair of small scrimps, just to control the
about the build under the photos
From the top and side in the bottom of the page
A large wineglass
Red limestone, discs and
Magnet to hold lamp and background
The lit is 1 mm thick, oval glass
light is a singe LED on a wire
This time, I intend to make something with rocks. I chose
the Swedish Red Limestone, as I like the colour for this aquarium - and it is
easy to work in. I kind of want it to look like a quarry with a pond in front,
and not that much vegetation.
I cut the red limestone to thin slices, and glue some pieces together, leaving some room for the plants.
A iron nut on the back ensures the red limestone keep standing upright in the glass,
due to the magnet on the other side.
The bottom is covered in gravel and a few larger pieces, from the same stone.
One is holding the crippled tree - with glue!
Where the Java Moss will be cut real short, the Aquarium Grass,
creating a "reed forest" around a pond, and the Water Hyssop are aloud grow free
- till it reach the surface.
It is a fairly simple setup, but works fine with the structure and colours.
I add some small Chocolate shrimps, just to get some motion in the water, which is tap
water. And I hope they can control the algae.
This is yet another cheep Femto aquarium: The second hand wine glass; €7, the lit
€1, the red limestone from the cemetery's dump-site, the shared LED
light, shelf and background is €5, €1 for the magnet, and the Chocolate shrimps cost €7. Most of the plants are from other aquariums, and I
only spend €4 on new ones, as some goes into the
Pico #3 as well. A total of €25.
Actually, this was original build as a Femto
aquarium, but after one day, it had a fatal accident. As the limestone no longer
reach the top, some Eleocharis sit on top.
In an effort the have the glasses equipped
with the most different plants for a various appearance, I exchanged the
Java-moss with Anobias at one point.
After one year. It still tend to
be a bit "milky", and I do change the water from time to time