I'm finally happy to share with you my latest pics. If you remember the last pic was about a month ago
and I wanted to add even more foliage. I've had few upgrades along the way as well and I'll explain them in detail below.
ADDING MORE FOLIAGE
While adding the devil's ivy plants in the two bamboo poles looked sufficient, I wanted more because they look nice!
So, I had an idea to use the water bottle and hook that behind the vase. STEP 1
- Use an empty water bottle. I'm using the 500mL Poland Spring bottle. STEP 2
- Cut the bottle in half. I used my Swiss army knife. STEP 3
- Made couple of holes using one-hole punch and cut a hanger to make the hooks. STEP 4
- Add water and devil's ivy in the bottle. I hooked mine in the bamboo pole used for lighting.
I bought a brand new filter made by Red Sea called "Deco Art Nanon Filter" because I felt
that Penn Plax Smallworld filter just did not perform well.
I had another issue after I purchased this filter, because the distance between the filter and the water
level was high, the water splashing was very loud and I had trouble sleeping!! So, I used my leftover
bamboo pole and attached it under where the water was falling from the filter. I can't even hear the
water splashing anymore. As you can see from the pic below, I drilled couple of holes and used suction
No more water splashing! SEWAGE SMELL!!
What would DIY project be without unexpected problems, right? Well, my vase tank started to smell like
sewage because the water inside the bamboo poles had no place to go... While I was cleaning the tank
one day, I accidentally pulled the airline tube attached to an airstone and saw the bubble inside the
pole. When this happened, I had an "A-HA!" moment!! I could make the water overflow using the
airstone inside the poles. I had to upgrade my air pump from 10g to 40g, so I get more power for the
overflow. Pics below...
Three airstones inside the bamboo poles.
I also added Hydor Pico Evolution Mini Pump to help water flow.
No more sewage smell.
Ok, now for the fun part! I'll be adding up to date photos of the tank on my next post! Thanks for reading.