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    cheap and dirty bottle terrarium

    Tank: VOSS water bottle
    Substrate: ADA Amazonia Aquasoil
    Plants: Cant recall, moss, MC, Cryptocoryne sp., Alternanthera sp. mini

    IMG_20161228_184036 by Pseudostoloniferous, on Flickr

    IMG_20161228_184300 by Pseudostoloniferous, on Flickr

    IMG_20161228_184150 by Pseudostoloniferous, on Flickr

    I think its like one those old ship in a bottle things, without the ship and with plants.

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    Wow that's a great project indeed!!! How in the world did you plant this? Santos little helpers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    Wow that's a great project indeed!!! How in the world did you plant this? Santos little helpers?
    Just with some long aquascaping tweezers,nothing special.Need to get some more vertical exageration in the plants

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    The bottle thing is new to me

    They get enough air in there?

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    I have several of these bottles just lying around, what a great idea! I hope it fills in well.

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    What an excellent idea!

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    Ive actually seen this done and sold in some random popup store on a weekend, very cool

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    Another bottle terrarium

    some MC and an Echinodorus sp.

    IMG_20170326_125840 by Pseudostoloniferous, on Flickr

    IMG_20170326_125909 by Pseudostoloniferous, on Flickr

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    What's that plant on the right in the last photo? I was thinking it looks like 'Windelov' but the humidity would be too low, I'd think, to keep it in the open. It looks a bit rubbery like maybe a birdsnest fern of some description? Or is it actually a Java fern?

    If you do one on the side again, some of the very small varieties of buce may look nice as a carpet. Might just have to be very patient...
    Last edited by Cryptocorynus; 27-03-17 at 04:57 PM.
    Rainbowfish, Cryptocoryne, Echinodorus

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    Nice one. Did the bottle from December fill in (or fill up) as expected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptocorynus View Post
    What's that plant on the right in the last photo? I was thinking it looks like 'Windelov' but the humidity would be too low, I'd think, to keep it in the open. It looks a bit rubbery like maybe a birdsnest fern of some description? Or is it actually a Java fern?

    If you do one on the side again, some of the very small varieties of buce may look nice as a carpet. Might just have to be very patient...
    I think its a birdnest fern as you suggest, but the tag from Big W was less than descriptive with a generic "indoor plant". It certainly looks like a birdsnest fern, and I picked it cause it looked like Windelov java fern


    Quote Originally Posted by Grubs View Post
    Nice one. Did the bottle from December fill in (or fill up) as expected?
    Ill get a photo shortly, but pretty much. They are just hard to trim.. maybe i need to step up to the next sized voss?

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    no mould in there?
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