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FEMTO AQUARIUM #3
- a Swedish quarry on my desk

       Not really a land- or aquascape, but close
This time, I try to use rocks, more specific red limestone. I cut them 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 perhaps, just to control the algae. Red more about the build under the photos .
C:   20-25
pH:   7,2-7,9
dKH:   12-18
S:   0,5-2,0
E/M2/s:   100-120
Litre:   0,975


From the top and side in the bottom of the page.

THE ANIMALS


Only 2 Neocaridina davidi, Green Jade scrimp

THE PLANTS

Eleocharis pusilla
, Aquarium grass


Bacopa monnieri, Water Hyssop


Micranthemum tweediei, 'Monte Carlo
'


Taxiphyllum barbieri, Java Moss

THE MATERIAL

A large wineglass


Red limestone, discs and gravel


Magnet to hold lamp and background


The lit is 1 mm thick, oval glass


Contact glue


The light is a singe LED on a wire

                                                  THE THOUGHTS
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.
                                                   THE
BUILD
I cut the red limestone to thin slices, and glue some pieces together, leaving some room for the plants. A 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 and a few larger pieces, from the same stone. One is holding the crippled tree - with glue!
Where the two other plants 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 Green Jade 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 is spare from earlier, the red limestone from the cemetery's dump-site, the LED light is 3, 1 for the magnet, and the Green Jade shrimps cost 7. Most of the plants are from other aquariums, and I only spend 4 on new ones, as some goes into the Femto #4 as well. A total of 22.

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