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atom 09-28-2011 11:42 PM

18" Tall Glass Manzanita Vase
 
Hello. I'm new to forum after being a long time watcher. I keep mostly small nano tanks as of right now. I'm still quite new to aquascaping. Tips are appreciated.

I'm currently setting up a 2.25 gallon tall glass vase for some shrimp after being inspired by this thread:http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...no-forest.html

I need some advice on plants and lighting. I need a light to keep some low to medium light plants healthy. Not really looking for growth, but just to keep them alive and happy. I think I may add one more branch for some moss.


Tank:
Glass Vase - 18" deep/tall and 8.5" across.

Filter
Elite Mini

Potential plants I'm debating: I think I want a tall plant that won't take up a lot of room.
Vallisneria...
Echinodorus...
Moss (weeping?) for the wood.

For sure...
Anubias nana
Java fern
Maybe Bacopa.

Light

I'm looking at this light on ebay:
[Ebay Link Removed]

or some sort of desk lamp from Ikea might work, which is what I am using currently.
JANSJÖ Work lamp - IKEA

This is where I'm at right now. It's not much to look at.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...2/IMG_7735.jpg

Suggestions are appreciated. Cheers!

Alyssa 09-29-2011 09:58 PM

I've been eyeing a similar vase to do the same thing! I too am stuck on the light part!

Love what you've done so far with yours!

hydrophyte 09-29-2011 10:40 PM

I got some pretty nice plants going in this 2-gallon glass vase.

http://hydrophytesblog.com/wp-conten...1-tank-i-m.jpg

londonloco 09-29-2011 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hydrophyte (Post 1531454)
I got some pretty nice plants going in this 2-gallon glass vase.

http://hydrophytesblog.com/wp-conten...1-tank-i-m.jpg

Very pretty, can we have a description of the set up, like lighting, plant names and substrate?

hydrophyte 09-30-2011 02:34 PM

I have an old journal thread for that setiup somewhere. I will go look for it.

Newman 09-30-2011 07:36 PM

that looks like a decent start. i suggest moving the powerhead behind that DW, add some leaves on the bottom, switch out for less white rocks (maybe a diff color), add moss along the DW, and add one or more twigs in there (similarly placed as the big DW) that have very thin branches to contrast that one thick DW piece. should look great.

also use rocks of diff sizes, not just large and small, get some medium ones in there, but use a color that is somewhat similar to the substrate and the leaves you will be using.

micr0 10-01-2011 02:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hydrophyte (Post 1531454)
I got some pretty nice plants going in this 2-gallon glass vase.

http://hydrophytesblog.com/wp-conten...1-tank-i-m.jpg

This is really cool. I like how you have the aquatic plants standing with terrestrials. Nice orchids too.

OP - great start. Would love to see weeping moss incorporated.

CrazyCatPeekin 10-01-2011 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hydrophyte (Post 1531454)
I got some pretty nice plants going in this 2-gallon glass vase.

http://hydrophytesblog.com/wp-conten...1-tank-i-m.jpg

What are those planted in? They look like little candle holders.

gil_ong 10-01-2011 03:51 PM

you guys are awesome. i'm completely fascinated.

hydrophyte 10-01-2011 06:40 PM

Here is the journal thread for that setup in the vase...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/planted-nano-tanks/122209-2-gallon-vase-hobby-lobby-atop.html







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gil_ong 10-01-2011 06:52 PM

what do you guys do about heating and keeping proper water chemistry? i just cannot imagine how often i'd need to top it up in the winter. :-)

BTW, love your orchids, hydrophyte!

londonloco 10-01-2011 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gil_ong (Post 1533827)
what do you guys do about heating and keeping proper water chemistry? i just cannot imagine how often i'd need to top it up in the winter. :-)

BTW, love your orchids, hydrophyte!

No heat, 80% wc's weekly, mine has been set up for almost 2 years now....

gil_ong 10-01-2011 11:18 PM

yeah. not liekly to work for me then.

indoor temps fall to as low as 55*F at night in the winter.

Newman 10-02-2011 02:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gil_ong (Post 1534076)
yeah. not liekly to work for me then.

indoor temps fall to as low as 55*F at night in the winter.

You sleep in 55F house temp o_o

TactusMortus 10-02-2011 03:04 AM

Hah, that is cold I though my AC running at 70F was cold.


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