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
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)
Is nice look in this forum .
The mini-scape is very "chulo" ... and my inglish is very poor
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
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.
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.