Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Sector ZZ-9 Plural-Z Alpha, Earth, New England, Maine, York
My next project, a Marimo Nanotank
I just picked up a Marimo ball today, and it's a great little plant, such a cool ball of algae (never thought i'd see the day i'd *like* algae....)
anyway, it got me thinking, i have a spare Hagen 1 Plus power filter (currently covered with brown ram eggs in my snail breeder), why not pick up a 2.5 or 5 gallon tank, slap the Hagen in it, get one of those tiny flourescent hoods, use a heavy dosage of Flourish Iron, CO2 injection, and try to make a Marimo Colony....
(yes, i know that Marimos are a slow growing plant)
the way i see it, i'll set the nanotank up with the Fluval set to produce a decent current, use a higher concentration of fertilizer, as there will be no animals in the tank, and let the Marimos roll around the tank, soaking up light and iron
would i need to have a gravel substrate, or would the glass bottom be enough?, i'd imagine the 5 gallon would be a bit more stable, water chemistry wise, than the 2.5, but the 2.5 has the advantage of fitting in smaller places
any suggestions for a Marimo Nano?