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FEMTO AQUARIUM # 8
- put a volcano on your desk

                     The flooded lava field
This rather dark setup is an attempt to create something resembling a flooded lava field. Only a few pioneer plants, plenty of lava. Like the plants, shrimps are among the first to move in.
Read more under the photos .
C:  20-25
pH:  7,1-7,3
PPM:  190-200
S:  0,5-0,7
E/M2/s:  90-120
Litre:  0,78

THE ANIMALS


Some of my own red Neocaridina davidi

THE PLANTS

Taxiphyllum barbieri, Java Moss

 


Eleocharis pusilla
, Aquarium grass


Micranthemum tweediei, 'Monte Carlo
'

Utricularia graminifolia, Bladderwort
THE MATERIAL

A large cognac glass


A few magnets to hold the lava


A lit in glass


A bit of lava, cut into shape


Silicone to glue the rocks and metal-nut together

                                               THE THOUGHTS
I just can't resist building something with lava. It is rock, but easy to cut into shape, and the plants love it - I hope. The back is covered in a thin layer, and the middle dominated by a few "boulders", while the button is covered in gravel.
                                                   THE BUILD
I cut the lava into shape, and glue it together with silicone. I drill a few holes, to stick and tie the plants on. It is supposed to appear rather barren. The grass and Monte Carlo is tied to some stones.
The second-hand glass was 0,66, the plants cuttings from other aquariums, shared background, light and shelf 5 and the lava, I had to go to Iceland to find (which was a bit expensive). The shrimps is my own brown ones, and the magnets 2. A total of less than 8.

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