(pill bottle for size comparison)
This is what I want to do:
First and foremost, no equipment. It will be placed in a sunny place on a window sill (it wont get too hot, I actually have a tadpole that I caught in my backyard in a jar there that's been doing fine).
I would place a small piece of LR in the center like an island/volcano a la Konolua's famous tank with part sticking out of the water. Live stock would be asterina stars, majano nems, blue ochtodes macro, and possibly a mangrove growing out of the center of the LR.
My rational is that the macro will provide oxygen while exporting CO2. All of those species are very hearty. Maintenance would be a cup of water out every week with a fresh cup in as well as top offs as needed.
Here's the questions I need your guys' help with:
Is this a completely non-feasible idea? Will no water movement prove fatal even for these very tough organisms? Why?
Are there any issues with part of the LR sticking out of the water? I can easily just keep it under the surface.
Is blue ochtodes hearty and would it do well in a situation like this? I have some and it seems pretty strong but I havent ever tested it in conditions like this.
Has anyone ever tried something like this before? I searched old threads and all I could find are sunlit picos but all have some kind of water movement.
Am I overlooking anything?
You guys rock, I love NR
Edited by mmcguffi, 30 May 2011 - 09:22 PM.