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Old 02-04-2012, 06:11 PM   #1
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Matt's Crab Cookie Jar


Hey everyone. Well after drooling over all the planted bowls here I finally decided to start one. My bowl just got here today so nothing is in it yet, but it will be soon. I stumbled across this bowl on ebay on thought it was really cool because it's design had this type of enviroment in mind. They called it an Ecolarium, "An enclosed life cycle", by Anchor Hocking. I think they flopped and quit making it, but the idea was there. I thought I would provide the instructions for set-up just because I found them cool and a couple of pictures of the tank. The price was about average for a 2 gallon bowl. However, shipping added another $12 so it came to roughly $30. I didn't care because it came with a lid which would help with the dry start. Anyways here's some pics.
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:09 AM   #2
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NICE
so you are going to try those micro crabs like you planned right? let us know how they do when you get them. I dont expect to see them in here for a couple of months though
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:27 AM   #3
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Yeah I'm going to give them a try. Msjinkzd actually has them now, but it'll probably be a couple of months before I'm ready for them. I already asked her and she said that they should do pretty good in there so hopefully they'll work out. Now I just need to figure out which plants to put in there. I'm thinking crypts, a sword, and some stems. I'm going to try and do mostly plants that can handle mid level lighting.
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:56 AM   #4
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I found the instructions amusing =]
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:18 PM   #5
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I found the instructions amusing =]
Yeah....I especially like the system start-up section. Feed the fish twice and voila...a balanced eco-system. I'm not sure why this thing didn't take off
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:32 PM   #6
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Yea...me too....looks like a cookie jar too!
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:53 PM   #7
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easy...that's my cookie jar fish tank your talking about
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:55 PM   #8
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Oh, sorry my bad! =]
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Say more about the micro crabs. What are they, any links to pics? Hmmm....

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Ha ha, nice journal title....=]
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:54 AM   #11
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Say more about the micro crabs. What are they, any links to pics? Hmmm....

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I haven't kept micro crabs yet so this will be a first for me. From my understanding they have similar tank requirements as RCS, and are about the same size. They seem pretty cool to me so I thought I would give it a try. A couple of the power sellers here carry them pretty often. Here's a link that I found that seems to be pretty informative. http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.u...ent.php?sid=60 . If any else can shed a little more light it would be appreciated.

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Ha ha, nice journal title....=]
....yeah i hate to admit it, but it really does look like a cookie jar...so I thought I'd own it.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:57 AM   #12
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That's a crabby cookie jar! Reminds me of my glass pumpkin candy jar. Updates?
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Saw something just like this at Michaels today. Excited to see what you do with yours.
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That's a crabby cookie jar! Reminds me of my glass pumpkin candy jar. Updates?
That's awesome. I wish I could've seen it with the lid. I really liked the shape of it. To bad the kitty got it.

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Saw something just like this at Michaels today. Excited to see what you do with yours.
I'm going to try and keep it as cheap as possible. I still haven't figured out how I want the layouot. I plan on adding the crabs after I flood it. Here's a quick list of the flora i plan on putting in there until then. If anyone thinks any of these won't work out please let me know.
anubias nana "petite"
Echinodorus 'Paul Kloecker'
Bacopa Monnieri
Downoi
Narrow Microsword
Ludwigia Red (i had one stem that was barely hanging on in my rip)
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Whoa. Cool. But sorta close to having a jar of spiders. I'll stay tuned for the pics when you're up and running! Thanks for the link!

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