Attaching Plants with a Fly Tying Bobbin

Fly tying bobbin

Pinpoint Your Plant Placement With a Fly Tying Bobbin by James Montgomery There are many ways to attach plants to rocks, driftwood, and other materials.  The advances in cyanoacrylate glues have made fast sticking super strong glues available cheaply.  Rubber bands and wire clips also work well. However there’s one …

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Capable and Versatile Cryptocorynes

Cryptocoryne variety

Cryptocorynes are an interesting group of plants.  They are largely easy to keep and make great low light plants for the planted aquarium.  Naturally they grow along shaded stream banks and shallow water as they are really mostly semi aquatic plants.  There is a wide variety of species available to the …

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Removing Glue From Glass Jars

Removing Glass Label Adhesives I like to use glass jars for my projects for several reasons.  Storing chemicals, keeping mosses or emersed aquatic plants, or making a terrarium.  They are readily available and easy to find.  They have all sorts of lids, shapes, and sizes that come in handy for …

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Growing Moss Indoors Made Easy

Moss cultures

Growing Moss in Trays All you need to start is a tray in plastic or stainless steel.  The one I’m using here is 30 x 20 x 5 cm deep. You must drill a couple of holes in the sides about 2 cm up from the bottom so the moss …

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Landscape Pinguicula

My love for all things botany is gigantic.  Since I was a little kid I have loved nature.  That is why my inventory looks as it does.  Currently there are over 300 different kinds of plants from many genres and groups in my collection. For about 3 years I have …

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Custom Wood Terrarium with David Hermans

We have seen several DIY builds on Biotope One but this terrarium is an exceptional build.  Built by David Hermans from rough cut lumber and other materials.  You can see that it is an unorthodox shape and extraordinary design.  From start to finish you can tell that thought was put …

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