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PICO AQUARIUM # 4
- The lake in a glass

               The lush and fertile lake
This is actually Pico #1, squeezed into a bowl, a third of the size. The guppies and snails are gone, but the magic remains. Plenty of different plant species, good light and interesting branches.
Read more under the photos .
C:  20-25
pH:  7,3-7,5
PPM:  205-215
S:  0,6-0,8
E/M2/s:  90-120
Litre:  1,55

THE ANIMALS


5 Neocaridina davidi,
Red Cherry, Taiwanese Shrimps

THE PLANTS

Anubias barteri var. nana, Dwarf A.


Eleocharis pusilla
, Aquarium grass


Taxiphyllum barbieri , Java Moss


Micranthemum tweediei, 'Monte Carlo
'


Bacopa monnieri  Water Hyssop


Utricularia graminifolia, Bladderwort

 


Bucephalandra spp. 'Red'

THE MATERIAL

A huge cognac glass; 1,55 L


Sphagnum to form the Bladderwort


Red granite, for the pot


The lit is 1 mm thick, cover glass


Corylus avellana
  corkscrew hassle


Black granite, to hold plants

                                                  THE THOUGHTS
In an attempt to recreate my first Pico aquarium, just smaller, I stuff pretty much the same material and plants into a huge cognac glass. I want it to appear lush and fertile, but at the same time rather light. It is too small for the greedy and not less; clumsy snail and I won't have fish in a aquarium this small. But the shrimps thrive.
Where other aquariums have a limited array of plant species, this one get the lot, except the uncontrollable Marimo Ball. Pruning will be mandatory, but by keeping the amount of nutrition low, I can control it.
                                                        THE BUILD
The branches are screwed together, but in a way they can twist into place. The grass is planted in fine, red gravel, while the
Anubias grow on the branches. Other plants are tied to small stones, some with a little sphagnum.
The second-hand cognac glass was 3,50, the plants shared with other aquariums around 10. The shared LED light, shelf and background 5: A total of 18,50.

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