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Cheap Lazy Walstad Cube

Cakes

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I don't have the patience for aquascaping or hardscaping and basically threw the plants into the cube on this basis of how tall they may grow :) - big at the back small at the front then let nature take its course. My aim was to put it together as cheaply as possibly using either plants to hand or those which are budget friendly. Same with the livestock which I sourced from friends.

Photo taken 4 days after planting.

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Equipment (£23.00)

Brand-less 25cm Cube - Free Gumtree
Eheim 25w Heater - New - £18.00
Aquael Leddy Smart PLANT Black LED - Used - £5.00
John Innes Compost - Free
Gravel - Free


Plants (£9.50)
  • Frogbit
  • Dwarf Water Lettuce
  • Dwarf Sag
  • Juncus Repens
  • Ludwiga Repens 'Rubin'
  • Mosquito Fern
  • Brazilian Pennywort
  • Rotala nanjenshan
  • Java Moss
  • Crypt
  • Staurogyne Repens
  • Echinodorus Reni Sword
  • Spider Plant
I will just see what grows and what doesn't.

Livestock
  • Endlers (males only) x 10
  • Cull Cherry Shrimp x 30
  • Nerite Snails x 3
  • Bladders Snails
Probably a little overstocked but the water parameters seem fine.
Java Fern to be added shortly
 

Cakes

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Unless it's cold where you live you could even try without heater? Looks nice :)
Thanks for the feedback. I really on put the heater in for the fish. It drops to about 16c at night where I live.
 
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