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"Pico" tank: Ideas needed please!

Found this glass container at a junk store, it is less than 1L (~0.7L max)!!! Just thinking what could I put in it? Not very much I guess but still need some ideas. It will be no CO2, no pump. Just substrate (not decided open to suggestions), light (20W halogen, as shown in pic below, candle as scale) and water. Dose with Excel and fluorish to keep any plants happy. It could also be half emerse....



Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated indeed!!
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will HC grow without CO2? and is the yellowish halogen bulb ok for HC?
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What about some sort of bonsai like rock arrangement and a grass carpet.
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I have similar lines of thoughts too. The problem is that ideas are abundance but I need to know what kind of plants can grown under this condition (no co2 and halogen light)!
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HC grows without Co2. I have it growing in the substrate and on wood in an excel tank.

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Here is what I did for a clear coffee cup I have. I used a desk lamp fitted with a CF 5500K screw in light. No CO2 and of course no filter. I use one of those kitchen basters to do water changes daily. Not really any hassle to change water because it only takes a few minutes. I do use water from my 8 gal which I do add CSM+B KNO3, K2SO4. I do get lots of pearling.

Substrate is regular aquarium gravel you can get at any LFS. The rocks is actually small chuncks of Petrified Wood I chipped of a larger piece. Plants are Guppy Grass and HC. This is my preliminary set up, will be adding some Anubia Nana Petite when I get around to doing it.

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RA: Thanks for the confirmation about growing HC without CO2!

aquaphis: Wow! Thanks for sharing your pics indeed!

I might just get some HC this weekend!
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I have that same desk-light, except mine is black.

That white gravel looks like cottage cheese!
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Pico ideas

There's an interesting little feature on super-tiny tanks here...
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i had good luck with kitty litter in my little shimp bowl that was a similar approach to what your doing

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alphacat: Thanks for the interesting link!!

TheOtherGeoff: How many shrimp do you keep in your bowl? Don't they jump out?
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I am planning to do a "femto" tank using a glass thimble. The substrate will be dust from my television, plant will be a single cutting of h. callitrichoides, and my hardscape will be three large pieces of beach sand.

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no i had about 12+ cherry shrimp in a 3/4 gallon bowl and they never once jumped out.

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I am planning to do a "femto" tank using a glass thimble. The substrate will be dust from my television, plant will be a single cutting of h. callitrichoides, and my hardscape will be three large pieces of beach sand.

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