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Old 03-08-2013, 03:45 PM   #31 
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No, it isn't the smell of rotting eggs, just decaying organic matter.

Unfortunately, my girl Artemis unexpectedly died last night, and in a fit of distraction I left my jar out overnight (it had been sunbathing during the day), so goodness knows if any snails/plants have survived the relatively chilly autumn night. (It's ridiculous - it can still be 31C during the day, then drop down to 9C at night).
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:26 PM   #32 
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Well, the elodea totally melted into gunk, so I've removed that. The java fern is looking pretty iffy but the ludwigia seems ok, despite having been exposed to the extremes of temperature we get here for more than two days. I'll post more photos when the water clears.

This is it before I removed the elodea, then afterwards.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:45 PM   #33 
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Beautiful, I love the Pagoda! And WOW the view is simply breathtaking!!!

Edit: Just saw the latest pics...sorry some plants didn't do well...I just ordered mine...crossing my fingers all will survive ME as well! LOL

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Old 03-10-2013, 10:24 PM   #34 
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Oh bummer!
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:24 PM   #35 
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I'm thinking I'll try some ambulia to replace the elodea, and probably remove the java fern too.

I'm not too sad if this doesn't work out - all of the plants are offcuts from my 16 gallon, and I had everything else already, so I'm not losing money or much time on it. :) It's a great experiment for learning, that's for sure.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:40 PM   #36 
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fluctuating temps near the window is definitely a problem. I usually let my jars use the ambient light from my other tanks
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:15 PM   #37 
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I did have it by the tank for a while, but I took it outside to see if direct natural light made a difference, since the ambient light didn't seem to be enough. It's back next to the tank now.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:28 AM   #38 
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I like the idea. Its different

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Old 03-15-2013, 03:34 PM   #39 
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Very cool jar!
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:21 PM   #40 
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Thank you. :) Well, the ludwigia is absolutely thriving and growing out the top of the tank. I think I'm going to trim it and plant the offcuts. The java fern is still hanging in there, but it isn't happy.

I need to get a turkey baster and do some water changes, I think.
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