My Planted Cookie Jar
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Planted Nano Tanks


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-19-2012, 06:17 PM   #1
nantuko
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: usa
Posts: 42
Default

My Planted Cookie Jar


For over a year I've been eying those $10 cookie jar at Walmart, thinking they would make an amazing planted nano. This the journey of what a simple container designed to house delicious sweets can be turned into!

Tank- 2 Gallon Cookie Jar from Wally World
Lighting- sylvania 6500k daylight cfl
Substrate- Eco-Complete
Flora- UnID crypt
UnID Ludwigia
Dwarf Sag.
Hydrocotyle
Java Moss
Water Sprite
Fauna- 4 White Cloud Minnow
Equipment- Air Pump (Anti Surface Film Protection)

Warning! All photos were taken with a Cell Phone and Amateur photographer!

07/12/2012

My first attempt. Took some of the dwarf sag from my pitiful emersed setup and was amazed at how fast it grew.

07/22/2012


Bought a huge piece of Water Sprite from the LFS and added some more odds and ends from around the house. As you can see the Sag. really does live up to its reputation.

07/24/2012

The watersprite reaching for the light.

08/14/2012


08/19/2012


Added some of my favorite fish, White Cloud Minnows.

Last edited by nantuko; 08-19-2012 at 09:49 PM.. Reason: Updates
nantuko is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-19-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
SpecGrrl
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (12/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 1,571
Default

This is so inspiring!

Yay you!
SpecGrrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 06:31 PM   #3
GMYukonon24s
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: MICHIGAN
Posts: 3,123
Default

I like the jar keep it up.
GMYukonon24s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 11:06 PM   #4
dougolasjr
Invert Addict
 
dougolasjr's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 835
Send a message via Skype™ to dougolasjr
Default

Nice jar... gives me ideas.
__________________
BAMA AGAIN!!!
ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!
-Doug
dougolasjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2012, 11:12 AM   #5
lauralou
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Central VA
Posts: 36
Default

I've looked at that very jar in WalMart. Comes with a lid, right? I'm considering it for a betta.

Nice to see what you did with it. Looks great!
lauralou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2012, 03:20 PM   #6
nantuko
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: usa
Posts: 42
Default

@ everyone You all are too kind! Not as beautiful as any ADA tank but is a fun project none the less!

@ Lauralou It does come with a lid! Previously had it as dirted emersed setup growing dwarf hair grass using only sunlight. So many options with this jar!

Sneak Peek at my other project!




One day I might use an actual camera!
nantuko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 03:00 AM   #7
bacon5
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
bacon5's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 314
Default

Love both of your tanks
__________________
bacon5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bowl, jar, minnow, white cloud

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012