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The Peanut butter Jar!

One day I was making some Toast and Peanutbutter and thought, could I really use this jar for a "fish tank"? Then I got my chance to find out with a fun contest and there ya have it...



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The "Skippy" Jar that measures: 4"Wide -7 1/2" Tall
Heater: None
Water movement: None
Water Top ups: None
Lighting: Indirect natural sunlight.

Plants: Tiawan Moss - Water wisteria - Duck Weed - Giant Val - ect.
Rocks: Stones from outside garden.
Bio Media: 1 bio media stone.
Day #1: Front
Right side

Left side


No ferts, No foods, Only Sunlight, No water evap because of air tight lid, no added water in 2 months.
Copods, Snails and bugs live in here, too small for the camera to get a shot of them.[censored]

Almost all the plants in here have shown growth..
The biggest surprise is when I removed the lid today, first time in about 2 months, there was Zero surface scum, the water is crystal clear, however the placstic jar its self it not... Hope you enjoy! Soil: Sand and some Bio Media.

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No ferts, No foods, Only Sunlight, No water evap because of air tight lid, no added water in 2 months.
Copods, Snails and bugs live in here, too small for the camera to get a shot of them.[censored]

Almost all the plants in here have shown growth..
The biggest surprise is when I removed the lid today, first time in about 2 months, there was Zero surface scum, the water is crystal clear, however the placstic jar its self it not... Hope you enjoy!
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Are you going to put any creatures in there.

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Are you going to put any creatures in there.
I have not added any creatures yet. Only things in here got in by mistake, snails, copods, bugs ect. all the good stuff... I do want to try and add a shrimp or two...
What is your thoughts about this?
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No ferts, No foods, Only Sunlight, No water evap because of air tight lid, no added water in 2 months.
Copods, Snails and bugs live in here, too small for the camera to get a shot of them.

Almost all the plants in here have shown growth..
The biggest surprise is when I removed the lid today, first time in about 2 months, there was Zero surface scum, the water is crystal clear, however the placstic jar its self it not... Hope you enjoy!
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So its been in total about 6 /1-2 months since I started this jar... So far, so good...
comments are welcome.
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Pretty cool. I'm amazed that anything could live in a closed environment.
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You should make these to sell locally I'm sure some people especially old timers would like something care free and a conversation piece on there coffee table. I know I would,

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Creative! A single hardy dwarf shrimp in there would be cool.

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always cool to see tiny ecosystems like this! nice job!
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Pretty cool. I'm amazed that anything could live in a closed environment.
I had seen something close to this before, thats where the idea came.from. but yes its pretty cool and very easy to have around...
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You should make these to sell locally I'm sure some people especially old timers would like something care free and a conversation piece on there coffee table. I know I would,
Well its not hard to build one of these lol just add plants, water some life and air tight lid. I am thinking about building a slightly larger one from a 7"x8 vase. I just need to find a way to close the top.
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Creative! A single hardy dwarf shrimp in there would be cool.
Thanks! I have been researching about dwarf rili shrimp, them seem to stay very small and hardy so I may toss one or two in there, or some ghost shrimp...
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always cool to see tiny ecosystems like this! nice job!
Thanks I really like this jar, its so set and forget type of aquarium.
I will take some more photos in the morning when the sun is out and show some more shots. The best suprise is that in the last 6 months, I never changed any water or added any back to this jar. just never needed too. besides it is RO water lol
I like looking into it and seeing the small snails and bugs moving around.
Maybe I will make a video for you guys/gals...

I would love to see other people start a small eco system too, it is fun watching it grow.
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