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Old 05-29-2009, 09:43 PM   #16
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Just for kicks you should hang a 75w Metal halide pendant over the pickle jar...
I would laugh my ass off...
Seriously you could probably just suspend a little screw in CF fixture over it
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:18 PM   #17
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Sounds good.
Probably need a few LEDs and widely spaced apart. The light band tends to be quite narrow with LEDs and if it's on the lid, they'll be pretty close to the substrate.
I've got ten individual LEDs on what amounts to a rice bowl-sized tank and it is barely adequate.
Check this

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.15734

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13452
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:51 PM   #18
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This will be a cool project!

I have a 1 gallon fish bowl growing java moss with some snails- the only light it gets is sun light- it's in a south facing window sill and it's the cat's favorite water bowl

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Old 05-30-2009, 01:01 AM   #19
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Yeah, I have a couple of 1 gallon pickle jars. They started out as holding pens. One for the guppy fry and one for baby shrimp siphoned out of the bigger tanks during cleaning. Since then, they have become their own "environments" with moss and a bit of java fern. With the moss, no other filtration needed. I just change about 1/3 of the water each week.
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:53 AM   #20
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:15 AM   #21
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You should try some zebra nerites to help you keep the glass clean
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:17 AM   #22
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you need to start a picture journal of this from the begining man I wanna watch
Good idea. I may wait until my new Canon camera comes in to start, so I can get good pictures. That will give me time to get the proper LED light.

I got some Christmas, Flaming and Weeping moss in today, so I have moss!
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:20 AM   #23
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Do you just solder the electrical wires to the posts?
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Old 05-30-2009, 02:36 AM   #24
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I'll guess you can use a pair of alligator clips

Or you can try this other light

And use a small desktop lamp like this one I always see lamps like this for $3 to $5 at local yard sales , goodwill, thrift stores, etc.
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Old 05-30-2009, 03:26 AM   #25
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i had the same sort of idea but i used a vase i found, and a pump from a cheap uv purifier that i stuffed with filter floss packed around a tube hooked to a diy co2 and a hanging 25watt cfl been going for around 3 weeks just dwarf hairgrass and 1 bacopa stem not to bad on algea the stuff on the grass was from my big tank i stole the grass to start this mini mutant!
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:42 AM   #26
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i have a cookie jar that i use in my office with no filters. I just change the water every week. Everything is growing and my RCS just had babies. oh and i dose half a cap of excel.
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:31 PM   #27
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I ordered two of these 21 LED lightbulbs.

110 V 21 LED E27 Solar Halogen Marine Spot Light Bulb

I think it will be bright enough for moss to grow.

I need to eat a bunch of pickles now! LOL

Although... I really do like the "Sun Tea Nano Aquarium!
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:12 AM   #28
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Well, I thought I had an empty pickle jar, but could not find it. I am working on emptying the one I have. I put a bunch of the pickles in a baggy to bring to work, LOL While looking for the empty pickle jar I did find a sun tea jug! But the wife put her foot down and said I was not going to scrub the paint off of her tea jug and put sea-weed in it.
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:04 AM   #29
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Well, the led lights came it. They are not very bright. I am using one in an adjustable lamp to light up my keybord at night. I am almost through eating all the pickles. LOL
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