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FEMTO AQUARIUM #4
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the peat-bog aquascape

            Kind of an aquascaping; the peat-bog.
In an attempt to build a gloomy aquarium, I this time try to create a peat-bog. It might call for killifishes, but it is too small, and I even try to avoid shrimps. Some Daphnia might do the trick?
 Red more under the photos .

C:   20-25
pH:   5,2-6,5
dKH:   12-18
S:   0,2-1,0
E/M2/s:   60-90
Litre:   0,575


The Lesser Bladderwort is still missing.

THE ANIMALS


Daphnia pulex, Daphnia or Water Flea

THE PLANTS


Micranthemum tweediei, 'Monte Carlo
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Taxiphyllum barbieri, Java Moss

 


Utricularia graminifolia, Bladderwort
THE MATERIAL

A cognac glass; 0,575 L


A magnet to hold the background


The background is common linden


The lit is 1 mm thick, oval glass


Sphagnum to cover the bottom


A branch from a beech hedge

                                                  THE THOUGHTS
This time, I want to create a dark, brownish pond, but take the aquascape-approach, and build in the land part too - but flooded. The tiny tree have to be pruned from time to time, but are aloud to give quite some shadow. The water is left to be brown (and I might add a cuppa, just to start it up). The light is dimmed, just to add to the murky atmosphere.
                                                      THE BUILD
The background is made from linden bark, made of two pieces, cut into shape, to fit the curved glass. A fat screw in the back of the bark hold it to the magnet in the back. If the Java Moss might eventually grow on to it.
The little "tree" is attached to the background, and Java Moss is wrapped around it. A few "bushes" of Monte Carlo and Bladderwort, make up the rest of the interior. They are stitched to a small piece of sphagnum, which again it stitched to the bottom-sphagnum.
One might prefer rainwater for this, but I try with tap-water. Way more calcite, but good for the shrimps.
Without a doubt the most inexpensive build so far: I only bought the second hand glass; 1,50 and 1 for the lit. You might have to add 5 for the LED light, shelf and background, shared with the other aquariums. The plants are cuttings from other aquariums, the material form the trash-yard of the cemetery. A total of 7,50.

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