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Feedback is welcome!, I am open to new ideas.





Plants are Cladophora aegagrophila, Rotala wallichii, Micranthemum umbrosum, Ludwigia brevipes (very small, but its there) and Crassula helmsii.
 

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That is cool, how did you get your Cladophora to grow in that manner?
 

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Thanks for the comments :wink:

Piscesgirl, the cladophora lawn is just a stretched marimo ball, it grows slowly, but in the afternoon it produces a lot of bubbles and looks very beautiful, it makes such a different carpet.

Mor b, This is a filterless tank. Light is a 11w 2700K desk compact fluorescent. I add CO2 which I dissolve with a ceramic diffuser. 100% water change once a week. Fertilize as needed with KNO3, Casen enema (Spanish version of fleet enema) and a chelated trace element mix.

Sir Blackhole and Amber, I have been considering adding critters to this tank other than snails, but it is only two liters (1/2 gallon), I think it is too small for anything I can think of, and btw, I´ve learnt to enjoy fishless/shrimpless planted tanks :)

Please, excuse my poor english.
 

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Your english sound fine to me :) I tried to keep a fishless 29 gallon for a while, but just couldnt resist when I had the opportunity to put some endlers in there!
 

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Very well done, Mortadelo. That is a beautiful little tank. If you have any access to bee or cherry red shrimp, I think they would look wonderful in that little tank.

You might want to try adding some hardscaping material like very thin twigs to give the layout some more character.

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I was thinking that's what it was Mortadelo! Good job with it! I have a split algae ball myself that I might do something use somewhat like that since you've shown such a great example!
 

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I tied the Chladophora to a small and flat piece of slate with very fine nylon thread. I do this or else it floats in the afternoon, it produces a lot of oxygen bubbles under high light.

As Tsunami said, I am going to put some very fine branches in there, and I am also thinking of putting the crassula behind the wallichii and let it grow emmersed. I will also change the shape of the lawn, it is too L-shaped now.

In case you are interested these are my first trials at "infinite backgrounds"









Very basic, I know, I´ll use better equipment next time. 8)
 

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I like your tank very much and the infite background is very cool. I am even more interestd in the jar behind your setup. Can you tell me more about that? Maybe in a new thread:)
 

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Hi Mortadelo!!
Is nice look in this forum :D .
The mini-scape is very "chulo" :p... and my inglish is very poor :oops:
jejeje
When the plants grow a little it see more beautiful.
The idea of the Chladophora is very original to nano-cubes :wink: .
Congratulations for the mini-scape :)
Salu2
 

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How says Leleupy, it´s very "chulo" (chulo=cool).

But, I am puzzled with the way you attach the marimo to the bottom...

does marimo be kept close to the floor?

In spanish: Como leches se pega la cladophora al suelo, valdria para un palo?!!!

Enga pisha, nos vemos.

Greetings from Spain named too, the skin of the bull.
 

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Whoops!, I am sorry, I totally forgot this thread!. Thanks for the comments guys

Xema, the chladophora is tied with nylon thread to a flat piece of slate. This algae grows very slow, but it does grow since I can no longer see the nylon.

Right now I am turning the cube into an ultralow-tech tank. besides it not having neither filtration nor heating I have now unplugged the CO2, and replaced the 11w CFL with a 60w incandescent bulb (which nicely heats the tank). You can say it is just a jar with water and plants, not an aquarium, but I am sure I can make it look good. Things are not easy though, I am getting some algae and stunning until I get used to the low nutrient uptake.

I have added Microsorum pteropus "narrow" to the lot, its amazing how fine the leaves of this plants can be, for a Microsorum. I´ve also abandoned that manicured looks. I´ll post pictures soon.
 

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Plants aren´t very healthy, in addition to stopping CO2 injection I have been rearranging my bedroom´s furniture and the tank has been jumping from my desk to the floor, to the kitchen, to the living-room and back to my bedroom lit with natural light only. The branch looks good to me though .



You can´t see it in the first pic but a few weeks ago some crassula grew emmersed. :D
 
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