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« on: November 28, 2007 04:25:49 PM »

i had an old 20gal aquarium laying around and turned it into a terrarium. all i did was add a layer of activated charcoal at the bottom (you can get it at pet supply stores), some spaghum moss, and organic container plant soil. then i transplanted my plants and seedlings.
so far i have in there: an orchid plant, two aloe plants, california poppy seedlings. and a plastic pod with venus fly trap seeds that hopefully will sprout.
as you can see the aloe has gone a bit wild:

i keep the light that came with the aquarium on the plants which seems to work, at least until i can afford grow lights.
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2007 05:55:31 PM »

I love this idea.

Green things make me sooo happy.

« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2007 07:42:21 PM »

i love it!

i've had a turtle since i was four and it has sparked in me a deep love for setting up and designing and looking at aesthetically pleasing aquariums. this is wonderful! you can have a little garden inside your house Cheesy

i would love to see a picture of the whole thing, if you have one Smiley


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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2007 11:48:57 AM »

Great idea - I may have to try that.  If you do have a picture of the whole thing, please post!  Thanks!

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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2008 09:18:28 AM »

Really nice!  Do you have any pictures of the entire tank?  Also, do you put it under a heat lamp/light or do you have a window to put it in front of?  I have a 10 gal tank that's currently just empty and taking up space, and this is an interesting idea for it.

« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008 12:30:08 PM »

i dont have any better pictures of it yet. but i keep the plants under the light the aquarium came with and they seem to like it very much, they also get some light from my aeroponic system's grow lights.
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