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Old 10-01-2008, 01:39 PM   #1
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Exclamation Smaller than Nano, perhaps smaller than pico

Here is a "planting" I made with some dwarf Sagetaria, a Rush gleaned from my garden and a plantlet of Windlov Java Fern floating. The substrate is black onyx sand with a little bit of laterite; no snails, fish, shrimp or any filtration. The container is actually a very flat tulip vase, only 8x8x1 inch. Not sure what to call this. I actually wish I could put in a small snail or something, but perhaps just a mini-planting is best. It seems I got bored one day...


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Old 10-01-2008, 01:46 PM   #2
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That would be what is known as a Pico. Fun little experiment. It'll be interesting to see how it evolves.
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Pico it is then! Thanks for taking a peek at my pico!
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Hey I've got one of those rectangular vases. Never thought about making an aquatic planting from it. Cool idea!
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it looks like you could get a ramshorn in there.
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Yes, I could , but one ramshorn makes many more...
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Very cool idea!
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i know the malaysian trumpets do that but i dont think only one ramshorn can make more.
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Very cute! Did you see the tropical fish hobbyist magazine a few months ago? They had an article about pico tanks. One person made a planted one with gravel out of a hallowed out regular lightbulb! really neat!
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:20 PM   #10
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To answer several of you...

I understood that Ramshorn Snails are hermaphrodites and a single one can breed many more. Is this not the case? (Still learning.)

I did see that lightbulb tank on-line somewhere.

Glad to share this with you all and thanks for looking and for your comments!
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