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1.1 Gallon Vase

Well finally decided to write a journal about my planted vase. It's still a work in progress and is currently cycling. I started with a really small vase at first. About 7" tall 3" wide.

Then I wanted to build something a bit bigger. Found a vase from Walmart. 8" tall and about 5.5 wide.

And so began another addiction. I can blame/ thank @wakka987 . I got inspired after seeing his walstad bowl diary. So I picked up some rocks from my LFS. Surprisingly I chose exactly a pound of rocks.




Yea I experimented on a syringe and made a very small air powered filter.






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following to see what kind of magic occurs. What kind of fauna are you planning?
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following to see what kind of magic occurs. What kind of fauna are you planning?
Shrimp! I know that I will really have to watch my water parameters with this nano tank. But I've always wanted shrimp and I know there are a bunch of sellers here on this forum for not so much $$. Still currently cycling the tank. Its kind of cycling on its own. Aside from me changing some water out every other day to help it along. Eventually I will add some tourmaline balls and some alder cones. I would like to get some RCS.
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Ended up ordering a nano hob filter. To my surprise, it fits! Also got my hands on some red root floaters.




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Great looking setup! Love the syringe sponge filter idea. Very very clever. Probably still good that you opted for the HOB instead, for reducing water agitation. How is it working? I am in the market for something exactly like that. Can you put plants in the media basket?
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Wow! That nano hob is awesome! Can you send me a link?


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Great looking setup! Love the syringe sponge filter idea. Very very clever. Probably still good that you opted for the HOB instead, for reducing water agitation. How is it working? I am in the market for something exactly like that. Can you put plants in the media basket?
It's really small, the sponge filter that came with it is probably an inch and a half by 2 inches. Probably 2-3 inch plants would fit back there.

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Way cheaper than that. Go to E bay and search "US Stock!Aquarium Power Filter Filtration" its 8 bucks shipped in the US.


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Thank you. Looks like they're about the same price. Does your filter run quietly and have you added a sponge to the return tube to protect the shrimp from being sucked up? Nice setup by the way.

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Thank you. Looks like they're about the same price. Does your filter run quietly and have you added a sponge to the return tube to protect the shrimp from being sucked up? Nice setup by the way.

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Yea it's fairly quiet. Every now and then, a bubble will get into the impeller. Yea I ordered some fluval pre sponges, it was still a bit big on the intake. Ended up using some wiretie to close the top of the presponge off.

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Great looking setup! Love the syringe sponge filter idea. Very very clever. Probably still good that you opted for the HOB instead, for reducing water agitation. How is it working? I am in the market for something exactly like that. Can you put plants in the media basket?
The nano hob is pretty nice. I was surprised it fit on there. The flow is adjustable. Mind you you get what you pay for. But for 8 bucks, I'd gladly purchase another one!

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Yea it's fairly quiet. Every now and then, a bubble will get into the impeller. Yea I ordered some fluval pre sponges, it was still a bit big on the intake. Ended up using some wiretie to close the top of the presponge off.

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Good going Econde. Looks like purchases of these mini HOBs are pleasantly surprised at how well they work.

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Good going Econde. Looks like purchases of these mini HOBs are pleasantly surprised at how well they work.

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I was close on ordering the Azoo brand filters. Then I started searching on E bay. I first found these from the international vendors, but I didn't want to wait that long. I really got lucky in finding a US based seller and it was just a bit more than what the other vendors were selling for.


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Just an update on the vase. Added some cholla wood. Wrapped it with java moss. Also changed out the light for a 6000k led cob light. Ludwigia completely melted, I'll try to replant some more down the road. Changed out about 90% of the water. Anyway here's a picture.



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