Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Super Nano Aquariums
I just found these Zen Vases today, they're from CB2 and they're flower vases, but would make perfect super-nano aquariums. They range in size from a 0.2 gallon cube to a 1.2 gallon long tank. They are frame less, trendy, and would make perfect coffee table or desktop aquariums. As long as it is an area with lots of natural light, you could do without a light fixture. Java moss, Anubias nana var. "petite," Java ferns, and other low to medium light plants with smaller leaves would be great plant choices. A filter isn't needed either, since doing a water change would take 30 seconds with a cup and could be done twice a week. Snails could keep algae to a minimum, a few shrimp or one or two small fish (tetras or barbs or even a Siamese Fighting Fish) could be added as well if you wanted to add fauna.
Check out this living desktop moss decoration idea as well using Stringy Moss.
These super-nano aquariums are blurring the line between hobby and decoration, and are so cheap and add so much life to a room. Plus, creating an aquascape this tiny takes great skill! For a great article on setting up a nano aquarium, check out this article from Practical Fishkeeping. Happy nano-scaping!
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