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Need Advice on a 1 gallon flour jar

I知 not feeling super inspired but I have some ideas for this jar and would love some opinions. My plan for this jar for now is to NOT put any shrimp in it, at least until winter is over, because the room this is in tends to be around 66-70 degrees, which might be a bit too cold, plus my 8 RCS shrimp i put in my riparium haven稚 started breeding yet, but we値l see for the future. Likely for now it will strictly be planted and have a nerite or pond snail + I値l likely transfer over some of the infinite number of baby MTS in my riparium, or that are in the vase.


Substrate: I知 going to some sort of soil. Either some MGOC potting mix (which I tried to do with the vase) or I have a schultz potting soil that is more dirt & less wood that might work well, or MG garden soil. I知 planning on buying a cap of some sort. Probably either BDBS or just sand?

Hardscape/Plants:
Two thoughts: Either I could do some sort of rockscape in the middle with the anubias I just put in my riparium (or would it be happier in my low light aquarium?) or possibly a couple baby crypts I have that I could tranplant.
I could also have some dead maple or birch tree branches that litter my lawn in the center and tie java moss to it to make a sort of tree.
Other than those two ideas I知 thinking of rescuing some of my monte carlo and staurogyne repens that are struggling in my riparium, (my planted plus 24/7 can稚 be opened until christmas ..) and creating a carpet throughout the rest.

I could also do some stems of ludwigia repens in the back and cabomba or anacharis. Or java fern. or maybe some telanthera cardinalis. My plan though is to have this at a light level that would really help the carpeting plants grow well.

Lighting: I知 planning on using that clamp light with something in it. These are the options I have laying around
Tons of old CFLs that are 6500k, probably.
9.5 w 5000k LED BR30 (same as over my riparium currently)
15 watt 6400k PAR38 LED
Other assorted smaller Fin light LEDs I have from my days working in electronics.
That 7W LED desk lamp could possibly be used as well? (I壇 prefer not to because I don稚 have any other solutions for that vase.)

Hopefully I can do this tomorrow or Monday possibly. Thanks for any advice.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-03-2016, 08:33 AM
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Was wondering--if you have no livestock, will the soil leech enough nutrients into the water column for anubias and moss?
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I've never dealt with those plants (aside from crypts), but I did the same thing for some extra val and sag with nothing but window light. I love simple jar setups. Good luck.
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