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post #76 of 100 (permalink) Old 11-02-2019, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, it cracked near base. I haven't bumped it or anything.

Husband not too happy-- said "no more vases for aquariums."



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Wonder if bottom was out level so it was setting with more extra weight of water on a particular portion of base which caused a stress fracture. That thickness of glass should have easily held that 40lbs of water/gravel.
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Wonder if bottom was out level so it was setting with more extra weight of water on a particular portion of base which caused a stress fracture. That thickness of glass should have easily held that 40lbs of water/gravel.
Possibly. I dont know.


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Oh no! So sorry about that.
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Such a shame to hear! It was beautiful while it lasted
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Thanks guys, I probably overloaded it too much with stuff.


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Im really pleased with the way it turned out. I really dont know how practical it is for shrimp- but...

The real problem is fertilizing the tilly's and bromeliad...

I can spray the tillandsias and bromeliad ( water in cup as well as spray?) with water a couple times weekly, but fertilizing would contaminate water below.

Would it be practical to take them off ( the bromeliad and tilly's are glued to wood) once every couple months and fertilize them in sink. Then, re-glue them in place? Essentially, not letting them root to wood.

I will try to let the spanish moss dry out in between waterings. Thanks for the tip. I tried to make the vase look good all the way around. The back is the least attractive, but will be better when grows in with plants.
Can't you just lay a tarp/ plastic wrap over the opening of the vase and then spray fertilizer and leave the plastic on until it stops dripping?
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Went to a couple LFS to find a replacement for this vase. I knew I wouldn't find anything comparable, but looking for something that would work for the space this vase had been situated. Ultimately decided on this tank. It is a Lifeguard 5.4 gallon. Looks to be made of nice glass. This tank will now become something else- a pond aquarium, so I will be starting a new journal. But, here is the tank--:

https://www.marinedepot.com/lifegard...ear-5-4-gallon



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I like it! Smaller tanks really look clean rimless and with clear seals. I think the possibilities are endless with that.
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I like it! Smaller tanks really look clean rimless and with clear seals. I think the possibilities are endless with that.
Its a keeper!


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Dang, so sorry to hear about your vase. (Now I'm worried about mine!) The bromeliad on there was really nice, too.
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Here it is! Debating on putting on a background. What do you think?



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Looks cool. I vote no background because you have the luxury of enjoying the tank from all angles. I’ve always wanted a tank I could walk around! Maybe even center your light mounts on thee sides so it is tech-symmetrical front-to-back. Oh, didn’t spot the other gear at first.
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I stole @somewhatshocked 's ideas on adding tillandsia around tank. At first was thinking I would incorporate them on a piece of wood that extends outside water line ( like the vase set-up) but I think it will just make the arrangement much too busy. It already may be too busy as it is now that I look at picture. I think Ill take out half of the hairgrass and add another plant. One that Ive seen in many set-ups like these that grows well emersed is Rotala Hra. Gives some great color.


Also, dont you think the Buce is too big for this arrangement? Maybe I need a really small leaved one. Looks enormous on that rock. The rock will look better once get some moss on there as well.


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I also vote no background. Just looks so clean the way it is. Also think the Buce looks great. With Buce you pretty much have to wait a long time or spend a fortune getting a lot to start off. It will grow in and be amazing in a few months, though. It's already off to a great start!
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