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FEMTO AQUARIUM #5
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the peat-bog landscape

            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 settle for a pair of bright yellow shrimps, just to be able to spot them. I might have to feed them in this aquarium.
 Red more under the photos .

C:   20-25
pH:   5,2-6,5
dKH:   2-8
S:   0,2-1,0
E/M2/s:   60-90
Litre:   ?


(Photo when I actually have made it)

THE ANIMALS


2 Neocaridina davidi,
Yellow Shrimps

THE PLANTS

Bacopa monnieri, Water Hyssop


Micranthemum tweediei, 'Monte Carlo
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Cladophora aegagropila, Marimo Ball


Utricularia graminifolia, Bladderwort

THE MATERIAL

A large wineglass, 0,975 L


A single magnet to hold the lamp


The branches are corkscrew hassle


The background is common linden


The lit is 1 mm thick, oval glass


The light is a singe LED on a wire


Sphagnum to cover the bottom


Plastic grit to control the "trees"

                                                  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 flood. The tiny trees 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, 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.
The thin corkscrew  hassle "trees" are attached to a hidden plastic grit to control them, and Marimo Algae is wrapped around them. A few "bushes" of Monte Carlo and Bladderwort, along with some "young trees" of Hyssop, make up the rest of the interior.
To be able to spot the shrimps in this gloomy glass, I have chosen bright yellow ones. As the water is rainwater, I have to offer the shrimps some egg-shells.

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