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FEMTO AQUARIUM # 5
- The mountains in a glass

                     The Devil's Fingers
This time, I've been thinking of some pointy mountains, surrounded by lush meadows.  It should appear light and sunny, and you can imagine the kite, screaming above. It might just be a Copepod and a few of my own brown shrimps you see though...
Reasd more under the photos .
C:   20-25
pH:   7,2-7,3
PPM:   2-300
S:   0,5-0,7
E/M2/s:   90-120
Litre:   0,575

THE ANIMALS


Cyclops spp
, some Copepod


Some of my own Neocaridina davidi,
 now Brown
Shrimp
s (blue female, red male)
THE PLANTS


Bacopa monnieri, Water Hyssop


Micranthemum tweediei, 'Monte Carlo
'
 


Utricularia graminifolia, Bladderwort
THE MATERIAL

A cognac glass; 0,575 L


Silicone to hold the granite


The lit is 1 mm thick, oval glass


Gray granite from the railroad

                                                  THE THOUGHTS
This is a real simple construction, but still resample some pointy, basalt centres of ancient volcanoes . Plenty of light, and only a few plants in-between.
I seen photos of some real great looking aquariums with this theme - but they were around 300 L. I wished I had smaller plants...
                                                        THE BUILD
The rocks are, for a first, glued to the glass. I use silicone, and realises; this might be the last setup in this cognac glass! Some gravel in-between covers the roots of the few plants, stitched to slightly larger pebble.
And a warning: The crystal glass and granite is not really a match, made in heaven. Further more, trying to polish semi-dry silicone of a glass, is not a bright idea.
The second hand cognac glass was 1,50, the lit 1, the plants shared with other aquariums around 2. Part of the silicone tube around 3. The shared LED light, shelf and background 5: A total of 12,50.


Still lacking a few plants, but with a nice morning mist in the valleys.

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