This project is a freshwater to saltwater conversion of the Betta Paradse
aquascape. To see the original build details on this background, click here.
DIY Aquarium Background
2.5 Gallon Mini Marine
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This red leg reef hermit crab is another example
of a very tolerant marine critter good for
They also do a great job cleaning up any
uneaten food and are fun to watch tumble
around the tank.
This natural coral still has a few sparse
remnants of purple coralline algae.
Unfortunately, the emerald crab likes this stuff
too and picks at it between his meals of nutrient
enriched dried algae.
The largest of a few glass anemones that were
unintentionally added to the tank has anchored
itself to the base of the natural piece of coral.
While these are normally considered pests, this
pet store stowaway is doing well (as expected)
and has captured the interest of several folks in
the office so will be allowed to stay.
So far, there haven't been any confrontations
with tank mates.
The reading glasses reveal the scale of this tiny
A yellow-tail damsel, an emerald crab, two red
leg reef hermit crabs and two or three glass
anemones keep things interesting in this
otherwise typical office space.
Click the play button to the left to see a short
video of the 3 .oz spice bottle power filter built
for this mini aquascape.
do-it-yourself aquarium and semi-aquatic background designs beyond the traditional