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Old 07-06-2013, 04:00 AM   #31
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I'll have to snap a few new pictures of my no tech bowl & dig up my year old journal thread!
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Old and long gone, only full picture of it. Bubbles all over, kind of plain and in an old plastic container of some sort. I liked it, kind of looks like a lone tree in the desert with some 'wind damaged litter' below, lol.
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Still looking for more pico itty bitty tanks to add. Don't be shy : share.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:49 PM   #35
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I was just given a classy looking cube vase (5" x 5" x 5") that I'd love to display in my office. I'm going for the look of small candle bowl you posted on page 1 by prasoonv.


Can you tell me how best to go about doing this in your opinion? I would be willing to buy a small desktop lamp and install a 6500K CFL but wondering about water change frequency, no ferts ?, photoperiod, etc...The only substrate I have is river pebbles. I could get sand or use sand to cap some MiracleGro. What do you think ?

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Old 07-14-2013, 01:20 AM   #37
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A desk lamp or Deep Blue LED would work. I personally would use an 'active' substrate like dirt or AquaSoil capped with sand or pebbles.
I do small WCs in my vase maybe every couple of weeks, mostly just top-offs and a drop or two of Excel and fertz.

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I was just given a classy looking cube vase (5" x 5" x 5") that I'd love to display in my office. I'm going for the look of small candle bowl you posted on page 1 by prasoonv.


Can you tell me how best to go about doing this in your opinion? I would be willing to buy a small desktop lamp and install a 6500K CFL but wondering about water change frequency, no ferts ?, photoperiod, etc...The only substrate I have is river pebbles. I could get sand or use sand to cap some MiracleGro. What do you think ?

Thanks !
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Thanks ! I've got to try this...

I'd make dilutions of ferts from my EI dry stock. Any idea what ppm of each (NPK) I should shoot for in a system like this ?

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Old 07-14-2013, 02:12 AM   #39
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Another thought for the substrate. My 2ac pond as well as my neighbor's 4ac pond have emersed dwarf hair grass growing. Do you see any reason why I couldn't use that soil (mud/muck) as my base substrate ? It should be "active" if dhg & ludwigia grow in it, right ?

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Another thought for the substrate. My 2ac pond as well as my neighbor's 4ac pond have emersed dwarf hair grass growing. Do you see any reason why I couldn't use that soil (mud/muck) as my base substrate ? It should be "active" if dhg & ludwigia grow in it, right ?

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I say go for it but do cap with sand/pebbles to keep the dust down. I would also plant the hairgrass - grab the best from the neighbor

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Thanks ! I've got to try this...

I'd make dilutions of ferts from my EI dry stock. Any idea what ppm of each (NPK) I should shoot for in a system like this ?

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That's exactly what I do. No idea on ppm and don't think it makes much of a difference anyways, especially if you have some emmersed plants.

If you want to feel scientific LOL I'd go with 3:1:1 ratio, with N ~10ppm. Then see how the plants do with your specific light and substrate.

This is supposed to be fun, not something to agonize over, imho.

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im looking for some of my tanks. i keep mostly between 1 and 5 gallon tanks so i will post there in this thread when i find them



1/2 gal tank (that is without substrate)



1.5 gal cube




2 gal

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This is a beautiful thread! I really enjoy the pictures. I have set up a gallon bowl with just the substrate, but have not planted it yet. However, I appreciate the ideas in this thread, so I can think about what plants to use.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:51 PM   #44
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A desk lamp or Deep Blue LED would work. I personally would use an 'active' substrate like dirt or AquaSoil capped with sand or pebbles.
I do small WCs in my vase maybe every couple of weeks, mostly just top-offs and a drop or two of Excel and fertz.

Enjoy and post some pictures

Any reason why this LED would not work ? Is it not close enough to 6500-6700K to work in these smaller applications ?

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I do not see any reasons why it would not work.
A ~19w spiral CFL would work also and is cheaper.

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