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Old 06-15-2013, 08:58 PM   #1
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Just a lil pico cube


Had this lil 4" cube laying around and decided to set up a short term pico. I'm only planning on having this up for maybe 2 months or so. Used a random branch I had laying around, black sand from substratesource, and osmocote.
Haven't decided what to plant, and I don't have any forground plants to play with atm, so suggestions welcome



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Old 06-16-2013, 04:24 PM   #2
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Looks good. Will the bark break down and rot?
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:01 PM   #3
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What kind of plants will stay small enough? Are you thinking plants that spill out and over?
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:47 PM   #4
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I'm thinking with how short of a time this will be set up, breakdown won't be a huge issue (just watch me be wrong, hahaha). That also means it might not be enough time for really dense plant growth unless you count algae, hmm.

As far as the plant list goes, I'm thinking some stuff coming up out of the water would be nice, maybe hydrocotyle "Japan" if I can find some. I also have some tiny anubias, dwarf lilly plantlets, and baby java ferns. No carpeting plants though, except some dwarf hairgrass that's decided it doesn't want to carpet anything.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:29 PM   #5
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Time will tell with it. But i look forward to pictures once its planted
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:47 PM   #6
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Just remembered marsilea minuta exists, I think it'd work really well if I keep this low light. As it is right now, it's sitting in a windowsill getting plenty of indirect light, so I could theoretically have a high light carpet...but I've done that before and it's a lot of work for a tiny cube
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:08 PM   #7
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Are you making a subtle Portal reference in your pic? lol
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:01 PM   #8
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Hahaha yes, I LOVE Portal and Portal 2.
Also, I planted it!

That's just until I have actual plants to go in there.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:45 AM   #9
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I never got around to playing the second one. I spent too much money replacing broken controllers over the course of playing part one. I like the idea you had about a riparian set up. I'm sure you could do something night with that lucky "bamboo" and maybe a bushier plant or two to fill in the rest.

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Hahaha yes, I LOVE Portal and Portal 2.
Also, I planted it!

That's just until I have actual plants to go in there.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:35 AM   #10
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I never got around to playing the second one. I spent too much money replacing broken controllers over the course of playing part one. I like the idea you had about a riparian set up. I'm sure you could do something night with that lucky "bamboo" and maybe a bushier plant or two to fill in the rest.
PC my friend, PC (especially when you borrow your brother's fancy gaming PC). The second one is really worth playing, as much as it hurt my brain with the puzzles (not my strong point).
I'm pretty sure I'll be going with the riparium, using a carpet of marsilea minuta and allowing some of it to grow emersed if it chooses. I might also use a tiny little dwarf lilly I have puttering around, maybe a tiny java fern...we'll see how it looks. I'm just hoping that the marsilea will carpet in 2 months, I hear it's a very slow grower.
Also, what bamboo? The only plants in there are tillandsias (airplants), and the wood is well...dried wood, haha
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:52 AM   #11
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I actually have a decent PC rig set up next to my tank. I've kinda gotten over console gaming. anyways, you can use that lucky bamboo they sell at many Asian markets. Its actually supposed to be emersed, I'm sure you've seen it at PETsMART or petco at some point. Its pretty nice when it grows out large and starts getting very leafy.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:08 AM   #12
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I really like this idea. That wood fits just right imo. Make sure you mount that Tillandsia off the substrate if you put any water in, or even if it's constantly moist.

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Old 06-18-2013, 02:22 AM   #13
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Just messing around waiting for my plants to arrive...
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:27 AM   #14
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LOOKS great so far!

I thought that was a mystery snail there for a minute
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:06 PM   #15
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Haha yes, the rare land snail...also known as a snail XD
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