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Old 02-10-2013, 01:30 AM   #16
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I scrapped the jar. It started giving off a weird smell. Which is strange since I've been doing 90% waterchanges daily. I might start it up again, but brackish in a few months.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:51 AM   #17
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The unpleasant smell was probably bacteria and from the photos, it didn't have ENOUGH plants. Was it sulphur based type odors?

I've had some common flower vases by the windowsill filled with plants since October they've never generated anything foul. No extra lighting other than what they receive from the windowsill.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:00 AM   #18
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I set up jars and small tanks a lot... anywhere from 1/4gal to 2.5gallons...

An important things is to NOT change the water... you want the ecosystem to sort itself out....and you also need to plant with plants which will cater for the bioload you intend to put in there
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:22 AM   #19
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I had added like 5-6 vals, and around 5 microswords.

I'll keep that in mind for the next time I set it--or any other small tank for that matter--up.
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you will need stem plants...vals and microswords arent exactly the fastest growing things XD
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