Planted Pico - challenge

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    I know is might be a bit cold now for a windowsill tank ... but maybe one could use winter to refine some techniques. Then come spring we can do an informal challenge for the fun of it.
    I like this approach...



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    Dude game on. I have about 5 containers, bought for this purpose, after seeing @BarryM do his Pico's. I grew amazing algae in them because I was too lazy on the water changes. Will get them out and dusted off this afternoon

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    Cool will look into that. I think it will be fun
     
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    What plants can one grow in a setup like this @f-fish?
     
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    Well - in theory anything that will fit ... you have a bit of control because you need to do loads of WC on it. So the idea of trying this out in the winter is to get some stock going and to try a few plant types. Once rooms warm up and you have a nice spot then try and make a go of it.

    I am contemplating doing at max say 5l and then a few smaller units to see how things go ... I have no clue what a real pico tank is, 1l or less ?

    Also some will not have ideal windowsill so we should make it as simple as possible - so should lights be encouraged. I do feel that no aeration or filtration should be the norm ... but all of this aside the idea is to have some fun with smaller tanks ah containers.

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    Not sure if @BarryM is still on here on on APSA he is amazing with his pico's. Even diyed a filter for one

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    Thanks @f-fish will give it a try just need to get some glass containers first
     
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    This is what I am thinking around min and max containers for me.

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    Maybe something in between also?

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    Game on! I have a huge glass bottle that isn't being used at the moment...
     
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    I was going to start yesterday. At least I have to containers sorted.[​IMG]

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    I have this glass container standing in one of my cupboard corners

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    I have one of those screw on jam jars somewhere that they normally put in preserves will c if I can find it
     
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    From what I gather, a pico aquarium is a micro setup, compared to a nano setup.
    The general idea is to have a"storm in a teacup" with no filtration, no added CO2 or other chemicals.
    To get it to survive could be quite challenging.
     
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    Just think one has to be very religious with ones WC in setups like this or else I can image the algae will grow very quickly
     
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    O yes it does. This time around I will try my best at doing the dayley wc, I'm just not promising anything

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    I'll just add osmocote to the gravel, problem solved

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    Lol @Pierré Schoonraad sometimes we all bite off more than we can chew but I hope u keep up with the WC
     
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    Or you could just plan emersed, add a bit of water to dampen the gravel and close the lid. Bingo! You got a terrarium in a bottle. Done this before, grew shamrock beautifully all year

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    That could also work but lol I think u just want to avoid all the WC @Rainstorm Lol
     
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    @MariaS, give this a try

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