Just set these up yesterday. I didn't do a journal because I didn't really see the point. They're finished. Snails will soon appear I'm sure and that's fine. I like snails. I'll probably put a nerite in the larger one.
I have a feeling I'm going to hate cleaning the substrate-level glass on the larger one especially.
Larger vase: About half a gallon I guess. Plants are bolbitis and anubias along with floaters (thank you OVT ). I'll be adding more anubias ASAP as this is kind of bare. Rocks are from landscape place and sand is a little bag from Lowes (it's awful to rinse!). Light is a spiral daylight.
Small vase: Plant is pennywort. Sand is same as above (did I mention it was heck to rinse??). Light is sunlight off and on in NE windowsill. This one is maybe a pint. I mixed in tiny bit of osmocote in substrate.