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post #1 of 100 (permalink) Old 08-15-2019, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Shrimp Vase Journal

I want to do something like this that I saw on Instagram.
Isnt it cool??







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I have this vase I could use.

I also have lots of dragon stone rubble. Possibly a piece of wood. But, I really like the look of a heavy Malaysian wood in here.

Is this vase good or should I keep looking?



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I'm sure it could be done. That small of a volume makes me nervous, but I see them all the time on Instagram and so forth. Might want to acid test your dragon stone too, all I've ever bought failed. That might matter more with less dilution. Look forward to seeing what you set up!
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I'm sure it could be done. That small of a volume makes me nervous, but I see them all the time on Instagram and so forth. Might want to acid test your dragon stone too, all I've ever bought failed. That might matter more with less dilution. Look forward to seeing what you set up!
Yes, I would need to be wary- especially being new to shrimp. I am thinking of just pulling any neo's from my wild-type tank I want to keep true to a particular color. Like reds, per sey. I think that may be interesting. No fancy shrimp until I have more experience under my belt.



I will still put a good filter in here- no skimping in that regard.



I also like this one from Amazon:


https://www.amazon.com/CYS-EXCEL-Hei...Z5T604E3ZQR851
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Looks like you need to make a trip to IKEA!

This is the set I have - all 3 containers are really useful. But there are other options like this. That second link only really has one useful option with two tall bud vases.

The largest vase in the first link is plenty large enough for shrimp:





The medium one would be great for leftover plants or trimmings. The low/short one would also be perfect for one of those "pond" setups that are prominent on Instagram and Pinterest these days. I'll be using my low/short one for extra floaters when I have them:




Best part about keeping a vase is that they're low-maintenance if they're planted well. If heavily planted and really grown in? Filter won't even be necessary for just a few shrimp.
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I’ve got one of these on order, 16x10 $37 with shipping.

https://vasemarket.com/large-glass-c...ase-16x10-inch
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I’ve got one of these on order, 16x10 $37 with shipping.

https://vasemarket.com/large-glass-c...ase-16x10-inch
Thats nice too.


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Was thinking of putting one together also! I wonder how 'planted' these vases need to be for a few shrimp?


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I was reminded that I wanted to do a shrimp vase and this build by @germanblueramlover 's gorgeous design of one.

I have had this vase hanging out in the garage for a very long time--- do you think its worth using or should I get another one? If not so appropriate- just say, wont hurt my feelings-- Ill just go shopping. I added some wood pieces that I had to show you a couple looks. The darker wood is very angular and interesting-- its hornwood. And the other vase has a couple pieces of Malaysian wood and a small lava stone. More of a look that I have done many times before. Im kinda partial to the interest found in the other wood; but, I think a more angular-- maybe square/rectangular vase would look better with it. The Malaysian wood is more in line with the circular lines of this vase...
What do you think--- fire away

Hornwood



Malaysian Wood/Lava stone

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Very nice. If you ever go to the Dollar store or even Walmart, they have those 1 gallon vase. I think its about 6.1 width by 8" height cylindrical vase. Also, if you happen to have a Michael's nearby they have this.

Bump: Apparently Michael's also has a 12" bowl! Might just grab me one.
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I do think I prefer the malaysian wood with this jar - as you said, the nice round shape carries through. But that hornwood is gorgeous, hope you can find a use for it, too!
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I prefer the second option. If you decide to use the vase you have, that's the wood I would go with. Add a few stem plants and allow them to grow out of the water. Maybe even a single species. Won't take much effort or maintenance at all.

The first wood option? It would look great as a centerpiece in a small 20cm cube. Or on its side in a small, shallow tank or vase.
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Ahh-- I dont care for this vase-- been looking...

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To use the Hornwood lying down, I found a 14 x 14 x 5 inch square glass vase or a 16 X 5.5 inch cylinder.
Which would look better?
This is actually where I would put either the square or cylinder vase, on this glass table. Being that the table is a rectangle, maybe the square would look best?

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I'd make sure your table can support the added weight of several gallons of water before going that large. But maybe that's my glass paranoia creeping in.

There's no way I can pick between square and round. Both have pretty much equal pros and cons in my opinion. Both shapes will look nice with interesting driftwood like that.
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I'd make sure your table can support the added weight of several gallons of water before going that large. But maybe that's my glass paranoia creeping in.

There's no way I can pick between square and round. Both have pretty much equal pros and cons in my opinion. Both shapes will look nice with interesting driftwood like that.
I ordered a cylinder- 12 x 12. That slab of glass is pretty thick, but maybe not thick enough.
I wonder how many gallons this is?


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