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Old 09-28-2011, 10:42 PM   #1
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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.


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

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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:
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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.



Suggestions are appreciated. Cheers!

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Old 09-29-2011, 08:58 PM   #2
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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!
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:40 PM   #3
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I got some pretty nice plants going in this 2-gallon glass vase.

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Old 09-29-2011, 09:47 PM   #4
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I got some pretty nice plants going in this 2-gallon glass vase.

Very pretty, can we have a description of the set up, like lighting, plant names and substrate?
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:34 PM   #5
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I have an old journal thread for that setiup somewhere. I will go look for it.
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:36 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:07 AM   #7
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I got some pretty nice plants going in this 2-gallon glass vase.

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.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:42 PM   #8
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I got some pretty nice plants going in this 2-gallon glass vase.

What are those planted in? They look like little candle holders.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:51 PM   #9
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you guys are awesome. i'm completely fascinated.
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Old 10-01-2011, 05:40 PM   #10
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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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Old 10-01-2011, 05:52 PM   #11
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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!
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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....
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yeah. not liekly to work for me then.

indoor temps fall to as low as 55*F at night in the winter.
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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
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Hah, that is cold I though my AC running at 70F was cold.
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