My new project

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This is a 1 gallon pickle jar. In it is gravel, one wisteria plant, several rocks and a slow bubbler.
Why? Because I like the way it looks it sits on my table with some of my favorite rocks in front of a window and gets bright light for about two hours and less bright light the rest of the day, and two drops of Flourish excel each day. There are no critters in the jar just plants.
It adds such a soothing look to that side of the room. so have I lost my mind? We shall see
Carol
 

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What a great idea! Hope it doesn't grow too much algae being in the window.
 
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catsma_97504 said:
What a great idea! Hope it doesn't grow too much algae being in the window.
Since it doesn't have any critters in it contributing nutrients maybe the two drops of Flourish excell I put in each day won't cause too much algae. I would really like to have a 5 gallon jar and a couple of different kinds of plants to try this with
Carol
 
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Oooh, Carol, I like it
 
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Lucy said:
Oooh, Carol, I like it
Thanks You could use any kind of plant.
I haven't been doing water changes but topping it up think that will be ok?
Carol
 

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Hello Carol,

I thought about doing some water plants like that. It's nice and bright! Let us know how it does.

Ken
 
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Hey Ken! I hope it does well as I'm really enjoying it.
Carol
 
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Butterfly said:
Thanks You could use any kind of plant.
I haven't been doing water changes but topping it up think that will be ok?
Carol
I think it'll be fine Since you have a bubbler, the water won't go stagnant.
Time will tell.
 
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very cool idea!!!
 

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Very nice Carol. I think it should work out fine. I might have to do something like this myself.
 

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What a cool idea!!!!!!!
 

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Looks great! I have a 1 gallon critter keeper I use for keeping pond snails. I couldnt help but do a "little" decorating. Pardon the pun.
Only reason I see to do water changes is adding nutrients back in. Wisteria can be a nutrient hog. I havent had any algae in my little tank yet...I didnt have a suitable window so I set up a full compact flourescent desk lamp from home depot. I have only done top offs as well.
Some of these micro lobsters would be very cool in there! Full grown they are only 1/2 inch long!

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That looks great, Butterfly! That was a fabulous idea!
 

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Nice!!!
 

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What a fabulous idea. That looks awesome.
 
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Thanks for the encouragement everyone.
Nate - The reason i didn't put any critters in it was I couldn't figure out how to put a filter in it.a filter would fit in a larger jar and then critters would be possible. I was thinking along the line of my male Endlers
Thanks for the links.
Carol
 

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ilikefish said:
a betta is a lung fish... and I believe snails breath air too... An apple snail maybe?

Also, You could make a DIY under gravel filter...
Thanks for the suggestions but I think I'm gonna leave it as it is. If I can find a bigger jar I might do something different.
Carol
 

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That does look great.
 

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Good idea!!
I like it!! Very neat! My wheels are a spinin..;D
 
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