Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Keep those pictures coming! I like the natural look with the potting soil.
For those who don't have Fred Meyer's stores, I've seen interesting potential nano tanks at Wal-Mart in the fake-flower home-decorating section. Inexpensive. They have bags of decorator rocks and sand, too.
I recently picked up what was called a champagne something - jar? I can see where with ice it would hold a big champagne bottle. It is glass. Got this at a garage sale, paid $5. Got a larger, heavier glass "jar" 6-7" across, ~9" tall for $3.99 at a thrift store.
Another thrift store find is a flat bowl about 4" tall, ~9" across, with a gold-painted rim. I've turned it into a table-top fountain with a table-top-type pump, rocks, and spare hornworth, water sprite and snails. The other containers have Red Sea HOB filters (which are humming noisy but when the refrigerator is on, both hums cancel each other out). These taller cylindrical containers have pretty rocks, anubias (nana and petite), java fern, hair grass and whatcha call it grass (dwarf sag, can't remember proper name). I have a 2" grow light suspended over these three nanos. The snails, mostly red rams, looking amazingly amber red in the grow light. They are the only nonplant life I plan to put in these nanos as shrimp kind of make me cringe.... As winter comes on, I may move one or more of these nanos so they get a bit of sunlight, just to see what happens.