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RobertTheFish 07-22-2013 10:29 AM

Fern Jack / Betta Cave
 
I have this El Niņo fern in my aquarium and it's not doing so well, so I'm hoping it will help if I can its leaves up out of the water a bit as it acclimates to being fully aquatic.

My original idea was basically this:

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/.../PlantJack.jpg

A member on another thread thankfully mentioned that placing a fern in a flower pot would probably not allow enough water flow around the rhizome, so the idea morphed into this:
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...4BEB6E6B00.jpg

Angle grinder with diamond blade later:
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...6E39ED4881.jpg

And here's what it looks like right now after 2 coats each of aquarium sealer and gravel:
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...BFBCC36C78.jpg

More to come as I complete this build soon.

SeaHorse 07-23-2013 06:48 AM

That looks great! What a great idea. Looking forward to the next step.


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