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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-22-2016, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Need suggestions for a 1000mL graduated cyclinder "tank"

I recently got a 1000mL graduated cylinder and was thinking of trying to make it into a planted “aquarium” in the windowsill. No animals except maybe a few snails. No filtration. The light would be light from the window (no too bright, as there is an covered porch outside) and the kitchen lighting, so it would be pretty low light.





Can you think of any plants that would grow ok in this? Tall plants would be best as this is a tall cylinder. Substrate?





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No substrate, maybe pebbles, otherwise would be a nightmare to clean. What is the diameter on that thing?

A single strand of Egeria densa would look like a retro wetlab setting.

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It's about 2.5" in diameter and 16" tall.

I can plant it with giant tweezers.
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Rotalia - single high power LED at the top - magnetic cleaner - done.


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Hmm 2.5"... I had hoped a Persicaria Sao Paulo would fit in. Bacopa ? If you want something more in fashion try R. wallichii or similar ? You could cover the top to maintain high humidity and have a submersed plant convert to emersed plant middle way, maybe it will flower.

It would have to be a very small magnet to properly clean such curved glass.

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I'm trying Egeria, it is a great idea!
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