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08-18-2015 12:26 AM
jasonpatterson Sorry, I don't make these to sell. They're not particularly difficult to make if you have a dremel tool and some patience.
04-06-2015 09:19 PM
Marilyn
3 gallon cookie jar

DO u sell just the tops? Or do u make these to sell?
03-28-2015 03:04 AM
jasonpatterson
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Originally Posted by Byrd968 View Post
What type of drill bit did you use to drill through glass lid?
I used diamond cutting bits on a dremel tool. They're available at Harbor Freight for ~$10. If you try them, be sure to do wet cuts only; you definitely don't want to breathe glass dust. I had the parts submerged in a baking pan filled with water and the tip of the tool was submerged the entire time.

I used the same tips in the same way to cut the notch in the lid for cords. Also do not try to cut tempered glass, it will explode instead of cutting.
01-31-2015 01:53 PM
Byrd968 What type of drill bit did you use to drill through glass lid?
03-05-2012 12:17 PM
kwheeler91 And that hairgrass looks a little more like a microsword maybe?
03-05-2012 05:24 AM
simplesue What a great little water garden in a jar! You did an amazing job technically and aesthetically!
08-07-2011 07:19 PM
MissCoryCat Love it. You should get a collection going.
05-02-2011 12:55 AM
jasonpatterson Happened to be at Target tonight and they had a similar jar still in stock in the cooking section. A 2 gallon version for $15.
05-01-2011 10:59 PM
jasonpatterson
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Originally Posted by xmas_one View Post
Where did you get the jar, its really neat!
I got it at Target, either in the cooking section or their vases; I bought it five or six years ago though. I used it for a couple of years to hold pond water in my classroom then it sat in my basement for a few after we moved. I dug it out again when I needed a home for the guppy babies and decided to make a decent aquarium out of it. The rest of the setup followed from the need to keep the lid on the thing and the light firmly attached to the tank because my cat is the devil.

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Originally Posted by JCoxRocks View Post
This tank is sooooooo cool! I actually dreamt about it last night. I dreamt that I saw it in an old house I used to live in. Such a really neat tank and setup.

J
I m in ur dreemz, designin ur fish tankz.

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looks cool!! btw your mystery plant is Lobelia cardinalis 'Small Form'
Thanks much. I tried the plant profiles here but didn't find it, didn't think to check APC.

I really like the look of the guppy fry in this thing, I might try to find some very very small schooling fish to replace them with once they're ready to come out. I want this to be primarily a shrimp tank, but it's height leaves a fair amount of unused room for them, even with the wood/plants to climb around on.

The shrimp have claimed a hole in the back of the wood as their domain. It's maybe 1/2" diameter and 1" deep and there are always at least 5 shrimp crammed in there.

I'm also thinking of cutting another slot in each of the fins of my light and seeing if I can bend them outward, kind of like a flower. It should improve the heat sink and let the light spread out a little earlier so that there is less of a spotlight effect. I might also be able to cover the LEDs a bit more effectively with that in place.
05-01-2011 10:18 PM
matt12 looks cool!! btw your mystery plant is Lobelia cardinalis 'Small Form'
05-01-2011 08:52 PM
Quentin Nice work.
05-01-2011 01:45 PM
JCoxRocks This tank is sooooooo cool! I actually dreamt about it last night. I dreamt that I saw it in an old house I used to live in. Such a really neat tank and setup.

J
05-01-2011 01:36 PM
xmas_one Where did you get the jar, its really neat!
05-01-2011 10:58 AM
ashes2ashes Very cool!
05-01-2011 07:55 AM
TwoStrokeKing Really nice jar!!
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