Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Elk Grove, California
Thanks for making me aware of the issue with the filter! I have some pieces of window screen that I got from Jake that I may just silicone on to prevent any baby shrimp from getting sucked in. That out to work.
Everything comes today for the vase, so Ill be playing around with different designs. for as long as I can stand not becoming frustrated that is...
But--- Yesterday when I was at Aqualab in San Jose they had several different vases that had wood that extended far beyond the waterline of the vase and had different plants ( air-plants primarily) glued on to them. They had bromeliads, tillandsia, spanish moss, and some other air-plants that I couldn't identify. Below the waterline they had a reed-type grass ( that they allowed me to buy a small bit of) that grew well out of the water line that was a deep green-- the contrast next to the wood was really striking! Depending on the size of the vases, they had fish, shrimp, or both in them as well. Well, the husband was intrigued by these vases so he picked out a piece of wood on slate that he wants to try to duplicate the look of these arrangements. So, now the vase has been co-opted -- not sure my initial plans for it will be met. But, was happy that the husband actually took an interest in the hobby-- so will not complain.
Of course, most of the vases had co2 so many of the plant under the water line I cant grow. But, I have some plants coming that should be a good substitute. Will take pictures of the wood a little later...