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Old 12-05-2010, 08:56 PM   #1
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2-gallon Vase from Hobby Lobby atop Fridge


I have put together another quick nano setup. I got this nice glass vase for twenty bucks at Hobby Lobby with their 50% off sale. It holds about two gallons.



That is just a simple clamp light (~$6) with a spiral CF bulb (~$3).

This will look a lot nicer than the usual junk that tends to accumulate on top of our fridge.
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:08 PM   #2
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Nice! What are you planning to do with it??
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:10 PM   #3
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Nice! What are you planning to do with it??
I can take a guess... His awesome Tank Planters with some sort of Asian plant. Just a guess!

Looks great Devin!
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:24 PM   #4
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ha ha probably!! Cant wait to see!!!
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:32 PM   #5
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I am working on more pictures right now. Here is one plant that I stuck in there, an Aponogeton sp. in a tank Planter.

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I saw the full tank shot of this setup in your Tank Planters.com thread... Awesome. If I can fine a good vase, I may just have to make one of these babies.
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:39 AM   #7
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This thing has been fun. They have these sorts of vases at Hobby Lobby and at Michael's. The whole setup minus the plants + planters cost me only $29.

The Tank Planters make it easy to switch out the plants to try new variations, and I think I will do some of that. I want to try some of the nice new stems that I got recently in trade.
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Here is another new picture.



I have a few pretty nice houseplants set up there. When I raise the lamp some of the light spills over for them.

And I added a platy too.
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:16 AM   #9
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wow that is nice looking what you have there. you have a way of making any aquarium blend right in or vase in this case. l love how the plants overhang over the vase like a jungle. What if you added some nice pebbles to the base of it? personally l think it would complete the look.
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I could put pebbles in gravel in the bottom, but as it is the setup is very easy to clean because I can just lift out the plants and empty the whole container. I don't mind the look of the planters at all really.

I am going to clean this thing up a bit and shoot a couple pictures and hopefully post a photo update later.
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looks nice hydro!
platy is an interesting choice for a while, is that a juvenile?
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:24 PM   #12
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That platy will be fine in there for at least a few months. If it grows too large I can just put it back into the 50 where I had it.
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:58 PM   #13
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Wow that looks awesome. There's a bunch of stuff on top of my fridge and it looks like crap. Hahaha I need to do something like that!
I'll bet the vase stays rather warm, too. Being atop the fridge and all.....
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I just saw some gorgeous Orange Guppys at Meijer ... a grocery store with aquatics.

They would POP in that tank.

I agree with leaving out the pebbles..... but i also agree , that they would look nice.

Or

You could nestle the bottom in some pebbles and give the illusion of a pebble bottom.

Good Job!
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Guppies would also be good in a setup like this. That's a good idea.

Our fridgetop was a mess too till I came up with this idea. Now there are just some nice plants up there...much better.

There is some warm air rising up from behind the fridge, but I had to add one of those 7.5 watt Hydor heaters to get the water up into the mid-70s.

I like it pretty well with the planters just sitting right on the bottom. It is easy to clean this way.
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