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It's like a magical indoor fairy garden for the little ones and an interesting ecological experiment for the older kids


Material

  • 1 Old fish tank, ability to hold water not essential
  • 1 Bucket of sand
  • 1 Peat moss block
  • 1 Selection of plants

Method

  1. Soak your peat moss block in water as directed and mix a little with you sand in approximately a 50-50 ratio.
  2. Lay a layer of this mix on the bottom of your tank and top with a layer of moss. Plant your selection of plants, epiphytes and ferns do very well in terrariums
  3. Allow adequate ventilation and light, near a window is perfect and spray with water regularly

Notes

You may need a uv light if sunlight is limited, visit a pet shop to find these



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  • mle00
    • 02 Mar 2014
      1:42 am

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  • Pretty much a terrarium. My dad had one with fly catching plants inside. Fun to watch but you need to be dedicated to keep it alive. If it dries out, it’s dead

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  • The fairies would love to come and live there!

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  • Lovely way to recycle my old fish tank. Thank you for the idea.

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  • I have a fish tank empty so your idea is perfect! Thanks.

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  • Time to put our old fishtanks to a creative use – will look fab!

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  • this is a really simple idea

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  • A very cool idea to reinvent something old.

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  • What a really great idea! Thanks for sharing this!

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  • This looks absolutley amazing I love it

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  • An interesting idea; looks great and would be fun to create so thanks for sharing!.

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  • You can often pick up a fish tank at tendering stores

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  • Love his idea and you could hide all sorts of treasure in there for the kids to find, thank you for the starting idea

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  • It looks so magical – kids would love it, and would especially love watering their garden with spray bottles!

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  • and also thanks for posting this great idea

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  • My fish tank is sitting empty in the corner of the room…now I have motivation to actually do something with it!

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  • this is a really good idea

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  • Thanks for an interesting theme

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  • that looks so good, great job

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  • Thanks for sharing, this is something we are looking at doing but have hesitated while waiting to see if others have had great success with it. Yours looks great and has re-inspired us :-)

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  • Great idea and very creative

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