How to Make a 1 Gallon Jarrarium for $10 or Less – Video

For those of us with limited space and cannot keep a 150 gallon aquarium, why not try your hand at making a few “Jarrariums”? A jarrarium is a “mini” aquarium that can be made from a small, glass vessel. Usually

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DIY Calcium Supplement for Snails – Video

Shelled creatures like snails and shrimp require a diet rich in calcium so that they can produce strong, healthy shells. A diet deficient in calcium can result in thin, brittle shells and even death. It is also important to have

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DIY Floating Plant Dividers – Video

Many people have been giving me positive feedback on my use of bendable straws to keep my floating plants in order. So I made a quick little video on how to make them. Enjoy!

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Planted Bowl – Part 2

It’s been about a month since the last update on my one gallon planted fishbowl jarrarium, and quite a bit has changed since then. I deliberately allowed a long stretch of time to pass, because sometimes it is hard to

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Outdoor Patio Pond Part 8 – “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back”

“They mostly come at night, mostly.” – Newt Sometimes that’s the way it goes, especially with outdoor aquariums and mini ponds. There is much we can do to plan for dangers from weather, predators, and other pitfalls, but we can’t

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Outdoor Patio Pond Part 7 – “Defending the Border”

If you remember from my last update, there were some new additions to the patio pond. After going back and forth between a few different species, I decided to add White Cloud Minnows to the established container pond, and I almost

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Freshwater Cyclops – Species Spotlight

Care Level: Easy Preferred Water: pH 6 to 8, soft to hard Ideal Temperature: 64 to 72 °F (12.8 – 22.2 °C) Maximum Size: 0.5mm to 5mm, depending on species Average Lifespan: 3 months “Cyclops” is a common genera of

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