My new project

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Butterfly, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    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:;dk 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 :)

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  2. catsma_97504

    catsma_97504Fishlore LegendMember

    What a great idea! Hope it doesn't grow too much algae being in the window.
  3. OP

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    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 5g jar and a couple of different kinds of plants to try this with :)
  4. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    Oooh, Carol, I like it :)
  5. OP

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Thanks :) You could use any kind of plant.
    I haven't been doing water changes but topping it up think that will be ok?
  6. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hello Carol,:;hi2

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

  7. OP

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Hey Ken! I hope it does well as I'm really enjoying it.
  8. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    I think it'll be fine Since you have a bubbler, the water won't go stagnant.
    Time will tell. :)
  9. ryanr

    ryanrModeratorModerator Member

    very cool idea!!! :;hf :;perfect
  10. Nutter

    NutterFishlore VIPMember

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

    lorabellWell Known MemberMember

    What a cool idea!!!!!!!
  12. Nate McFin

    Nate McFinWell Known MemberMember

    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. :D
    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!

  13. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    That looks great, Butterfly! That was a fabulous idea!
  14. ilikefish

    ilikefishValued MemberMember

  15. Tana

    TanaValued MemberMember

    What a fabulous idea. That looks awesome.
  16. OP

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    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.
  17. ilikefish

    ilikefishValued MemberMember

    a beta is a lung fish... and I believe snails breath air too... An apple snail maybe?

    Also, You could make a DIY under gravel filter...
  18. OP

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    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.
  19. Jake the Fish

    Jake the FishValued MemberMember

    That does look great.
  20. CHoffman

    CHoffmanFishlore VIPMember

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