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We have a ton of glass jars

As the title says, just a menagerie of glass jars. All over our house! I was thinking I could turn a few into planted nano jars.

Id say the largest jar is maybe 1.5 gallons. They get smaller from there.

Any ideas?

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Plants, only, or fish as well? What suggestions are you seeking? Some of those look fine for plants with some fish or other wildlife added. Some only work for really smaller animals, etc.
My thoughts would run along the line of finding something to raise with plants but living fish food, perhaps.
How do you see it running?

Half filled jar with plants growing up and out with a small frog or two?

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I was thinking maybe the largest one with plants and animals. And maybe a smaller one with just plants.

Ideally I'd like to have something I can play with chemically. I do have a larger tank but it is balanced I don't wish to mess with anything (ferts, dosing, whatever else).

I also would like something to put in the kitchen window

I don't know, I've never had anything small like this but I'd like to dive right in.

The ones with corks could possibly be hooked to a small CO2 setup but I'm not for sure. Would have to be plant only I'm sure.

I like to experiment
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I would say this is a give it a go and see what happens type thing. Get the substrate in the add some plants and whack a lamp over the top and let it do its thing. Perhaps dirted substrate and minimal ferts (no CO2 unless excel). Could be a nice little shrimp jar at the very least? Or snails?

Give it a go and see what happens, experimenting with things like this is a lot of fun anyway!
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I think I may do that tomorrow! Maybe a capped potting mix. See how that goes, I might go for a layered look, rocks at the bottom that I can use to weight down plants, potting mix, and a fine, inert sand on the top. I don't believe I'll need any root tabs, but I can definitely liquid fert after a while. Maybe add some shrimp after a while.

I want to experiment not only chemically but also see if I can make it pleasing to the eye.

Might buy a small clip on LED. We will see tomorrow!
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What types of plants can I grow in, say, that large jar?

Id like some exotic looking ones. Reds, yellows, greens. I want something dynamic, but I don't know much about plants.

I wouldn't mind buying some off here too, might even add some to my current 15G.
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Do a moss jar!


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I have plenty to do a Moss jar! Although I realized that the largest jar has an opening that's smaller than my hand. I wonder if I could cut off the top using the string/fire/ice water method they use for eine bottles. I'm not sure if the jar would explode though. It's quite old.

It's either that of I find tweezers long enough to plant with and a funnel and tube I can use to place the soil and sand. Hmmmm this is quite the dilemma.
For the Moss I could use black sand and some nice little rocks of varying height, and the yogurt method to attach the Moss.

I think these living jars will be great for decor around the house!
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Coooooookies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Why are there no Cooooooooooooooooookies?
Fill the jars with Cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooookies.


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Coooooookies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Why are there no Cooooooooooooooooookies?
Fill the jars with Cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooookies.


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Lmao!!

No cookies when I'm dieting! (though I have plenty of other jars for cookies....)
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As the title says, just a menagerie of glass jars. All over our house! I was thinking I could turn a few into planted nano jars.

Id say the largest jar is maybe 1.5 gallons. They get smaller from there.

Any ideas?

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I did this with a 4-5 gallon cookie jar.


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I wonder if I could cut off the top using the string/fire/ice water method
That might/likely work, though I've never tried it.

I have a tile saw, and it leaves a clean, (not sharp) edge. If you know someone with a tile saw, even a cheap one, you can cut glass just by hand roll the jar around the blade, letting it cut incrementally. Be prepared to get wet though, those things really throw the water.


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That might/likely work, though I've never tried it.

I have a tile saw, and it leaves a clean, (not sharp) edge. If you know someone with a tile saw, even a cheap one, you can cut glass just by hand roll the jar around the blade, letting it cut incrementally. Be prepared to get wet though, those things really throw the water.
Hmm I don't know anyone with one of those. I really like the look of the jar, I don't want to destroy the top. So first I will try to find a way to get everything in there without cutting.

Maybe this weekend.

Actually I'm also getting a 55G standard tank from my boss with 2 filters and lots of goodies for only $200 bucks. One of those filters alone costs $150, so I'm pretty stoked.

I'm gonna be swamped in projects lol

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I really love all of the cool, mini-aquarium planted jars I see on this forum and others. I'm lazy, though, so I just chuck my extra plants in a few big, bare bottom jars and set them in a sunny spot to live/reproduce for future use in my tanks. Good luck.
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