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
is still missing.
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
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 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.