I finally decide to try tackling aquascaping the large flask today. I used some grape wood that I got from the LFS. It was being sold as a bird perch but I liked the fact that it had stainless steel bolts screwed into the wood with large SS washers. This would keep them from floating. I used some super glue gel and glued some moss to the wood and added a piece of petrified wood from my very first post to this forum MY FIRST POST - VINTAGE 2.5 Gal. NANO
The hornwort has been transferred to the smaller flask until I have time to scape it. I plan on using a piece of grape wood and a piece of petrified wood in it as well.
Here's some photos I just took:
very amazing set up would you mind if i asked how much it all cost ?
I didn't keep track of everything. The most expensive parts were the large flask and the ADA glass feeder. The connectors weren't all that expensive but all together there's several hundred $ here. I'm not finished with it yet. I plan on adding a few more things as I go. It's unique among aquariums as far as I can tell. I need to post more photos as I have the smaller flask aquascaped now too.
I'm torn on the Aquascape part. It looks good but, does it detract from the original idea i.e.. mad scientist? Would a Mad Scientist bother with a scape? perplexing dilemma, indeed.
My wife thinks I should just have crystals or metallic objects in with them but if I don't have any plants or aquascaping then I wouldn't be on this forum right?
I'm going to have to remove the submerged LED in the smaller flask as I just noticed a huge amount of algae growing in there. Stupid nerite doesn't seem to be interested in the algae, it just seems to want to hang around above the water line.