After seeing a bunch of these no-tech planted vases and bowls, I started to get an itch to set one up. A very persistent, nagging itch. So one day I conveniently happened to find myself very close to a Michaels. I wandered inside with the intent of browsing the selection and possibly leaving with a vase or bowl of some type. About 10-15 minutes later I left....with two vases and a small bag of dark river pebbles that I'm debating using, and every intent of returning for more.
So, I will use this thread to post pictures and updates of my various vases that I'm sure will continue to pop up all over my house. I will be filling them almost entirely with trimmings and excess plants.
This is a cylinder with a height and diameter around 5". After the substrate it holds around .25 gallons. Substrate is a layer of MGOCPS topped with play sand, the likely substrate for most of these vases. Plants are Hemianthus Glomeratus, Bacopa Monnieri, a single small water lettuce, and another that I haven't IDed. Possibly a rotala of some type. Lighting is sunlight through the window behind it. The view through the glass is kind of distorted due to the degree of the curve. It's not bad though.
This one is a 7" cube. After the substrate it holds slightly less than a gallon of water. Lighting is a desk lamp, and possibly some indirect sunlight from a window. So far there is a piece of malaysian driftwood, some Bacopa Monnieri, Ludwigia Repens, Blyxa Japonica, and a couple small frogbit that have been added since the picture. There is space left to fill in once I find something good to go there. I have a small crypt that may work, not sure of the sp. I'm also debating a couple RCS in this one eventually.